Other Purchases From Tredegar

Purchases of railroad iron by individual railroads from Tredegar Iron Works are listed on the individual railroad pages. Below are listed some other purchases of railroad material or purchases (other than ordnance) that impacted railroads.

Date Buyer Items Railroad Impact
October 1861 Navy Department Armor for CSS Virginia Required at least 22 cars from Richmond to Norfolk
November 1861 Navy Department Armor for CSS Virginia  Required at least 7 cars from Richmond to Norfolk
December 1861 Navy Department Armor for CSS Virginia Required at least 36 cars from Richmond to Norfolk
May 1862 Quartermaster Department 74 tons 50# T-rails for Capt. Sharp Proof that Tredegar had the ability to make T-rails
June 1862 Quartermaster Department 36 tons 50# T-rails for Capt. Sharp Shipped south on the Richmond & Petersburg RR, destination probably Raleigh for use in setting up the Confederate Locomotive Shop
August - December 1862 Quartermaster Department Several small purchases of iron bars of various sizes Probably used by the Confederate Locomotive Shop in Raleigh
August 1862 Navy Department Armor for Richmond Navy Yard construction of CSS Richmond The amount purchased in this month alone would have required 56 cars to transport it and, if made into 50# T-rails, would have constructed 4 1/2 miles of new track (both rails)
December 1862 Navy Department Armor for Richmond Navy Yard construction of CSS Richmond The amount purchased in this month alone would have required 9 cars to transport it and, if made into 50# T-rails, would have constructed 2/3 mile of new track (both rails)
June 1863 Navy Department Armor for Richmond Navy Yard construction of CSS Fredericksburg The amount purchased in this month alone would have required 7 cars to transport it and, if made into 50# T-rails, would have constructed 1/2 mile of new track (both rails)
July 1863 Navy Department Armor for Richmond Navy Yard construction of CSS Fredericksburg The amount purchased in this month alone would have required 18 cars to transport it and, if made into 50# T-rails, would have constructed 1 1/2 miles of new track (both rails)
August 1863 Navy Department Armor for Richmond Navy Yard construction of CSS Fredericksburg The amount purchased in this month alone would have required 8 cars to transport it and, if made into 50# T-rails, would have constructed 3/4 mile of new track (both rails)
October 1863 Navy Department Armor for Richmond Navy Yard construction of CSS Fredericksburg The amount purchased in this month alone would have required 13 cars to transport it and, if made into 50# T-rails, would have constructed 1 1/4 mile of new track (both rails)
August - December 1863 Nitre & Mining Bureau Bars of various sizes The amount purchased in this 6-month period alone would have required 35 cars to transport it and, if made into 50# T-rails, would have constructed 2 3/4 miles of new track (both rails)
1864 Nitre & Mining Bureau Bars of various sizes The amount purchased in this year would have required 36 cars to transport it and, if made into 50# T-rails, would have constructed 2 3/4 miles of new track (both rails)

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