Railroads of the Confederacy by Robert C Black III  Soft Cover
Railroads of the Confederacy by Robert C Black III  Soft Cover
Railroads of the Confederacy by Robert C Black III  Soft Cover
Railroads of the Confederacy by Robert C Black III  Soft Cover
Railroads of the Confederacy by Robert C Black III  Soft Cover
Railroads of the Confederacy by Robert C Black III  Soft Cover
Railroads of the Confederacy by Robert C Black III  Soft Cover

Railroads of the Confederacy by Robert C Black III Soft Cover

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Railroads of the Confederacy by Robert C Black III Soft Cover
 
The Railroads of the Confederacy by Robert C Black III
Soft Cover
Copyright 1998
360 pages Indexed

CONTENTS
Illustrations
Foreword
Preface
I Railroads through Dixie
2 Of Tracks and Trains
3 Of Men and Methods
4 Of Dollars and Cents
5 The Iron Horse Goes Forth to War
6 Transportation Emergency - First Phase
7 Profits, Losses, and Shortages
8 Colonel Myers Faces Chaos
9 William M. Wadley io Expanding Difficulties
II Concentrations
12 Wartime Construction Programs
I3 Frederick W. Sims
14 Steam Cars to Glory
15 The Iron Horse Stumbles
1 6 The Treasure Hunt for Iron
17 The Downgrade Steepens
18 The Failure of a Bureaucracy
19 Hard Faith and Soft Iron
zo To Sea and Tennessee
21 The Final Effort
22 End of Track
Appendix. A Note on Texas Railroads Notes
Bibliography Index

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS                                                                                                                          William Shepperd Ashe, Assistant Quartermaster in Charge of Railroads of the Confederacy, 1861-6264
William Morrill Wadley, Military Superintendent of Railroads of the Confederacy, 1862-6364
General Alexander R. Lawton, Quartermaster General, C.S.A., 1863-6564
Frederick William Sims, Military Superintendent of Railroads of the Confederacy, 1863-6564
Major General William Mahone, President of the Norfolk & Petersburg                       Railroad        65
General Jeremy F. Gilmer, Chief of Engineer Bureau, C.S.A.65
A Native Southerner. The freight locomotive Roanoke65
Typical Railroad Share Certificate80
A Small-change "Shin-plaster"80
Manassas Gap Railroad Train Carrying Troops to First Manassas  81
Confederate Track Used by an Emergency Federal Hospital Train81
A Prisoner of War. One of the locomotives abandoned by the Confederates when they evacuated Atlanta256
The Roundhouse of the Georgia Railroad at Atlanta after the Confederate Evacuation257
Ruins of a Rolling Mill and the Wrecked Tracks of the Georgia Railroad after Hood's Evacuation  257
Confederate Life Line. The Western & Atlantic Railroad at Allatoona Pass,                   Georgia272
A Derelict Richmond & Petersburg Locomotive in Fallen Richmond272
Lee's Last Supply Line. The South Side Railroad at Appomattox Station, Virginia, shortly after the surrender273
Wreckage of the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad Bridge over the North Anna River, Virginia273
A DRAWING AND FACSIMILES                                                                                                           Typical Confederate Motive Power. The American-type locomotive Allegheny of the Virginia Central Railroad, built in Richmond by the Tredegar Iron Works in 1856            23
Southern Train Schedules from Appleton's Railway Guide, June, 186033
An Engineer's Department Transportation Request   66
The Virginia Central Railroad Transports Flour for the Confederacy97
Colonel Wadley Turns Over His Railroad Bureau Property to Secretary of War Seddon at the Time of his Dismissal165
Letter from William M. Wadley to Secretary of War Seddon203
An Order from the Transportation Office in Richmond to the Piedmont Railroad to Transport One Horse from Danville to Greensboro228
The Railroad Bureau Helps Out the South Side Railroad235

MAPS                                                                                                                                                                               The Railroads of the Confederate States as of June 1, 1861xxiii-xxix
Principal Interstate Railroad Links to the Confederate States,
Spring, 18616
Railroad Approaches to Manassas Junction, July, 186161
Railroad Leading to Corinth, Mississippi, Spring, 1861141
Railroads in the "Peninsular Campaign," Virginia, 1862179
Movements of Bragg's Army from Tupelo, Mississippi, to Chattanooga, Tennessee, June-August, 1862183
Railroads Used to Transport the First Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia to Chickamauga, September, 1863189
The Mississippi and Tennessee Railroad, Fall, 1863 222
Sherman's Meridian Campaign, February, 1864239
Sherman's Georgia Campaigns of 1864259
Railroad Supply Lines, Hood's Tennessee Campaign, October-December, 1864265
Confederate Use of Railroads in the Bentonville Campaign, January-March, 1865275
Railroads Involved in Final Confederate Operations in Virginia, January-                          April, 1865283

Tells the story of the first use of railroads on a major scale in a major war.  Maps of all confederate railroads and contemporary photographs and facsimiles of such documents as railroad tickets, timetables, soldier passes and more.
The book will captivate railroad enthusiasts as well as readers interested in the Civil War.


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