NA, M&WP 3/31/1862

Montgomery, Ala. March 31st 1862
The Confederate States
In Account with
Montgomery & West Point Rail Road Company
  To Lt. J D Johnson    
582 Bars Iron 401,580    @20c 803.16
  To Naval Officer New Orleans    
222 Bars Iron from Atlanta 48,235 96.47
{The 582 bars figure at 86# per yard, if the bars were 24 feet long. This can have come from no other source than the Baltimore & Ohio RR and the work of Capt. Thomas R. Sharp. The iron required 25 cars and would lay 1.3 miles of track, both sides.}
{The 222 bars figure at 31# per yard, if the bars were 21 feet long and was almost certainly strap rail. The iron required 3 cars and would lay 4/10 of a mile of track, both sides.}