NA, M&S 12/3/1862

Confederate States For Meridian & Selma Rail Road to Alabama & Florida R. Rd. Company

As per receipts for transportation by Mobile & Great Northern R. Rd.

Date Rails Chairs Frogs Switches Spikes
Number Weight Wrought Weight Cast Weight
July 16         3660 58,560     3 car loads
" 18 312 130,856 38 304          
" " 1 373              
" " 2 708              
" 21 495 204,435 41 328          
August 8 509 210,217     49 784   1 Stand 250#
" 11 606 266,708 150 1200 2320        
" 15 240 98,120 8 64          
" 18 447 184,611              
" 24 320 132,160              
" 20 402 166,026 17 136          
" 26 522 215,586 46 368          
" 27 520 214,760 35 280          
" 28 361 149,060 11 88          
" 31 600 207,810 3,500 28,000          
September 4 482 197,918 26 208          
" 5 483 196,844 49 392          
" 6 440 181,720 248 1084         1 Lot
" 7 480 208,240 57 456          
" 8 357 163,056 212 1696 221 3536 3=2700#   1 Lot
" 10 378 213,034 2 16          
" " 2 708              
" 13 526 217,238 142 1136 1 16 1=900#    
" 15 520 214,760              
" 2 360 148,680 36 288     1=900# 1 Stand  
" 22 1055 435,705 410 3,280 3 48      
" 23 1005 411,852 521 4,168 179 2,864     1 Lot
" 24 535 219,972 311 240 3 48      
October 1 245 100,427 440 3,520 16 256      
" 2     743 5,944         1 Lot
    12,385 5,132,637 6,762 54,096 4,277 68,432      
                     
Rails   12,385 5,132,637#

T. 2291. H. 7. 13# Rails calculated at 2240# to the Ton

Wrought Chairs   6,762 54,096#

I certify that the foregoing acct is correct and the articles ??? ??? ??? used for the Meridian & Selma Rail Road.

By order of Genl Bragg:

Demopolis Al} Sam Tate Milt Supt

Dec 3rd 62} Meridian & Selma RR

Cast Chairs   4,277 68,432#
Frogs   5 4,500#
Switch Stands   2  
Spikes     63,917#
 
{Separate sheet attached to the above document}
Demopolis Ala.  Dec 3rd 1862

I certify that the above list comprises a true and correct account of the iron rails, chairs, spikes, frogs & switches taken from the Alabama & Florida Rail Road Co of Florida then lying at Pollard Alabama, by order of General Braxton Bragg. Said seizure was made for the benefit of the Alabama & Mississippi Rivers Rail Road Company and the North East and South West Ala Rail Road Company, comprising the line of Road from Selma Ala to Meridian Miss. and has been used for the purpose of completing said Road. This iron was taken possession of by me on the 13th or 14th day of July last {1862}, at the same time I purchased the iron and wrought chairs equal in quality from the Eufaula Rail Road Co. {Montgomery & Eufaula RR} at $70 per ton for Rails and 10cts per lb for the Chairs and Spikes. On the 10th day of September I also purchased from the Cahaba, Marion & Greensboro Rail Road Company over one thousand tons of rails at $80 per ton and wrought chairs & spikes at 10cts per lbs and cast chairs at same price for each chair that the wrought chairs came to pr weight at 10cts per lb. If the cast chairs weighed double what the wrought ones did it would be 5cts per lb or in like proportion as to weight.

By order of Genl Braxton Bragg
Sam Tate Milt Supt
Meridian & Selma
Rail Road

Home