Railroad Time

There is no "Standard Rail-Road time" in the Confederate States, but each rail-road company adopts independently the time of its own locality, or of that place at which its principal office is situated. The inconvenience of such a system, if it can be called, must be apparent to all, but is most annoying to persons strangers to the fact. From this cause, many miscalculations and misconnections have arisen, which not unfrequently have been of serious consequence to individuals, and have, as a matter of course, brought into disrepute all Rail-road Guides, which of necessity give the local times. In order to relieve, in some degree, this anomaly in American rail-roading, we present the following table of local time, compared with that of Richmond, Va:
Atlanta, Ga 11:30 A. M.
Augusta, Ga 11:43 A. M.
Beaufort. S. C. 11:49 A. M.
Charleston, S. C. 11:51 A. M.
Columbia, S. C. 11:44 A. M.
Fredericksburg, Va. 12:00 A. M.
Galveston, Texas 10:51 A. M.
Griffin, Ga. 11:29 A. M.
Huntsville, Ala. 11:23 A. M.
Jackson, Miss. 11:10 A. M.
Jefferson, Mo. 11:02 A. M.
Knoxville, Tenn. 11:35 A. M.
Little Rock, Ark. 11:02 A. M.
Lynchburg, Va. 11:53 A. M.
Milledgeville, Ga. 11:57 A. M.
Mobile, Ala. 11:18 A. M.
Nashville, Tenn. 11:23 A. M.
Natchez, Miss. 11:05 A. M.
New Orleans, La. 11:10 A. M.
Norfolk, Va. 12:05 P. M.
Pensacola, Fla. 11:22 A. M.
Petersburg, Va. 11:52 A. M.
Raleigh, N. C. 11:55 A. M.
Savannah, Ga. 11:46 A. M.
Tallahassee, Fla. 11:32 A. M.
Tuscaloosa, Ala. 11:20 A. M.
Wilmington, N. C. 11:58 A. M.
Copied from HILL & SWAYZE'S CONFEDERATE STATES RAIL-ROAD & STEAM-BOAT GUIDE, 1862.

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