The Railroads of the Confederacy

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UNC Press Books, 1998 - History - 360 pages
Originally published by UNC Press in 1952, The Railroads of the Confederacy tells the story of the first use of railroads on a major scale in a major war. Robert Black presents a complex and fascinating tale, with the railroads of the American Sout
 

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Contents

Railroads through Dixie
1
Of Tracks and Trains
12
Of Men and Methods
26
Of Dollars and Cents
36
The Iron Horse Goes Forth to War
49
Transportation EmergencyFirst Phase
63
Profits Losses and Shortages
78
Colonel Myers Faces Chaos
95
The Iron Horse Stumbles
192
The Treasure Hunt for Iron
200
The Downgrade Steepens
214
The Failure of a Bureaucracy
225
Hard Faith and Sop Iron
238
To Sea and Tennessee
255
The Final Effort
268
End of Track
282

William M Wadley
107
Expanding Difficulties
124
Concentrations
137
Wartime Construction Programs
148
Frederick W Sims
164
Steam Cars to Glory
176
A Note on Texas Railroads
299
Notes
300
Bibliography
344
INDEX
353
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Page xvi - July 23, 1865. Although every mile of its lines lay in the battle zone, and although it suffered greatly from loss of rolling stock, the Virginia Central Railroad, under its own officials, and without coming under the control of the Confederate government, rendered great service to the Confederate cause. Beset by inflation, depreciation, and an inadequate labor force, it served as an important artery for Lee's army until Appomattox, and was a strong factor in the success of the delaying actions of...
Page xx - Washington, there is in the possession of the Department of Archives and History of the State of Mississippi...
Page xvi - The Confederate Government and the Railroads,

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About the author (1998)

Robert C. Black III lives in Denver, Colorado. His books include The Younger John Winthrop.

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