War of the Rebellion: Serial 126 Page 0999 UNION AUTHORITIES.

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The following tabular statements exhibit the entire rolling-stock of the military railroads during the war:

Locomotives.

How obtained. How disposed of.

Sold -

Year. Purch Captu Total Lost For Under Retur Total

ased red. . or cash. Execu ned .

and destr tive to

built oyed. or- for-

. ders mer

of ow-

Aug.8 ners.

and

Oct.

14.

1862 72 40 112 4 ... ... ... 4

1863 40 14 54 ... 3 ... ... 3

1864 154 17 171 2 9 ... ... 11

1865 47 35 82 ... 95 164 101 360

1866 ... ... ... ... 39 ... 2 41

Total 313 106 419 6 146 164 103 419

Cars.

How obtained.

Year. Purchased. Built. Captured. On hand in Total.

Military

Division of

Mississippi

Feb. 1, 1864.

1862 603 ... 16 ... 619

1863 704 ... ... ... 704

1864 1,149 30 ... 755 1,934

1865 2,655 25 399 ... 3,073

1866 ... ... ... ... ...

Total 5,111 55 409 755 6,330

How disposed of.

Sold -

Year. Lost or Returned Under For cash. Total.

destroyed to former Executive

. owners. orders of

Aug. 8

and Oct.

14.

1862 478 ... ... ... 478

1863 53 ... ... 10 63

1864 217 ... ... 126 343

1865 265 213 ... ... 487

1866 32 297 2,589 2,050 4,968

Total 1,045 510 2,589 2, 186 6,330

The cars sold in the years 1863 and 1864 were damaged, disabled, and unfit for service.

In the above tables the rolling-stock borrowed and impressed into service from Northern railroads is not included.

In the general office of Military Railroads in Washington have been the following officers: W. H. Whiton, in charge April 1, 1862, to July 1, 1865; H. K. Cooper, in charge after July 1, 1865; J. A. Lawrence, accountant, to October 10, 1863; E. J. Kellogg, accountant, after October 10, 1863. Captain (now Brevet Brigadier-General) H. L. Robinson, assistant quartermaster, has acted as disbursing and purchasing officer for the railroads in the East during the entire war.

GENERAL REMARKS.

With few exceptions the operations of military railroads have been conducted under orders issued by the Secretary of War or by army commanders in or out of the field.