NA, M&WP 2/28/1862

Montgomery, Ala. Feby 28, 1862

The Confederate States
In Account with
Montgomery & West Point Rail Road Company
 
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  To Lt J D Johnson  Mobile        
723 Bars Iron 498 850 20 997 70
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{The numbers work out to 86# per yard, if the pieces were 24 feet long. I can find no other source for these rails than the Baltimore & Ohio RR, taken by Capt. Thomas R. Sharp; no Confederate railroad with T-rail was yet being taken up. The transportation of this shipment would have required 31 cars -- two full trains of 15 cars. The length of the rail would have laid 1.6 miles of track, both sides.}

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