War of the Rebellion: Serial 126 Page 0991 UNION AUTHORITIES.

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May, 1864, at the time of Forrest's raid upon Union City, and not afterward used, expect in the immediate vicinity of Columbus, until May, 1865. It was reopened to union City May 15, and to Crockett, thirty-five miles, May 31, and restored to the company August 25, 1865.

ARKANSAS.

The Memphis and Little Rock Railroad between Devall's Bluff and Little Rock, forty-nine miles, was the only line operated in this State. It did not come under my control until May 1, 1865. It was then in very bad condition, in consequence of the nature of the soil and neglect or want of skill in keeping up the necessary repairs.

It was operated as a military line until november 1, 1865, when it was restored to the company.

Statement of railroads operated in Tennessee, Georgia, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Arkansas.

Operated within the following periods.

1864.

Name of line. Feb. 10. June 30. December June 30.

31.

Miles. Miles. Miles. Miles.

Nashville and 151 151 151 151

Chattanooga

Nashville, Decatur 99 200 200 200

and Stevenson

Nashville and ... ... 78 78

Northwestern

Nashville and ... ... 62 62

Clarksville

Shelbyville Branch 9 9 9 ...

McMinnville and ... 35 ... ...

Manchester

Mount Pleasant Branch ... 12 ... ...

Chattanooga and 42 112 112 112

Knoxville

Cleveland and Dalton ... 27 27 27

Knoxville and Bristol ... 56 17 110

Rogersville and ... ... ... 12

Jefferson

Chattanooga and ... 107 136 136

Atlanta

Rome Branch ... 17 17 17

Atlanta and Macon ... ... 11 ...

Memphis and ... 52 52 75

Charleston

Mississippi Central ... ... 68 ...

Mobile and Ohio 26 26 ... 35

Memphis and Little ... ... ... 49

Rock

Louisville City 2 2 2 2

Total 329 806 942 1,066

1865.

Name of line. December Greatest Turned

31. distance over to

operated. owners.

Miles. Miles. 1865.

Nashville and 151 151 Sept. 15

Chattanooga

Nashville, Decatur 200 200 Do.

and Stevenson

Nashville and 78 78 Sept. 1

Northwestern

Nashville and 28 62 Sept. 23

Clarksville

Shelbyville Branch ... 9 Sept. 15

McMinnville and ... 35

Manchester

Mount Pleasant Branch ... 12 Do.

Chattanooga and 112 112 Aug. 28

Knoxville

Cleveland and Dalton 27 27 Do.

Knoxville and Bristol 110 110 Do.

Rogersville and 12 12

Jefferson

Chattanooga and 136 136 Sept. 25

Atlanta

Rome Branch 17 17

Atlanta and Macon ... 11

Memphis and 75 75 Sept. 12

Charleston

Mississippi Central ... 68 Do.

Mobile and Ohio 35 35 Aug. 25

Memphis and Little 49 49 Nov. 1

Rock

Louisville City 2 2

Total 1,032 1,201

U. S. MILITARY RAILROADS, DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, EMBRACING THE ROADS IN TENNESSEE, GEORGIA, KENTUCKY, ALABAMA, MISSISSIPPI, AND ARKANSAS.

In the following tabular statements are given -

1. The greatest number of persons employed in any month of the year, average monthly number, and amount paid for services.

2. The number of locomotive engines, how procured, number added each year, and final disposition made of them.

3. The number of cars, &c.

4. The length of track and bridges built or rebuilt.