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Railroads in the Confederacy

From: Civil War History
Volume 7, Number 3, September 1961
pp. 231-238 | 10.1353/cwh.1961.0065

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Railroads in the Confederacy
Robert C. Black

Dr. Black served as a rail transportation officer during World War II. Author of The Railroads of the Confederacy, he is at present associate professor of history at Trinity College.

Footnotes

1. U.S. War Dept. (comp.), War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (Washington, 1880-1901), Ser. I, V, 7.

2. Stanley F. Horn, The Army of Tennessee (Indianapolis, 1941), p. 61.

3. Preliminary Report of the Eighth Census (Washington, 1863), pp. 236-37.

4. American Railway Journal, Jan. 5, 1861.

5. Figures for expenditures per mile of track are in ibid.

6. Ibid., Aug. 9, 1862.

7. See Robert C. Black, III, The Railroads of the Confederacy (Chapel Hill, 1952), pp. 22-24, 304. Hereafter cited as Black, Railroads. See also Milton S. Heath, "Public Cooperation in Railroad Construction in Southern United States to 1861" (Unpublished dissertation, Harvard University, 1937), p. 24.

8. Savannah Republican, Dec. 31, 1860.

9. Black, Railroads, pp. 26-27.

10. Annual Reports, Western & Atlantic and Virginia & Tennessee Railroads, 1860; Rules and Regulations for the Government of the South Carolina Railroad (Charleston, 1855), p. 38.

11. Black, Railroads, pp. 26-27.

12. Ibid., pp.28-29.

13. Ibid., pp. 30-31.

14. Ibid., pp. 31-32.

15. Annual Report, North Carolina Railroad, 1860.

16. Vicksburg Weekly Whig, Jan. 9, 1861.

17. Supt. John M. Robinson, in Annual Report, Seaboard & Roanoke Railroad, Feb., 1862.

18. See Black, Railroads, pp. 200-213.

19. Ibid., pp. 68-70, 109-10, 121-22, 164, 278-81.

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