Memphis & Charleston

This extremely valuable cross-Confederacy road was chartered by Tennessee in 1846, Alabama in 1850, and Mississippi in 1851. Construction of the new road, and reconstruction of included older roads, began in 1851 and was completed in 1857. The road ran from Memphis to Stevenson, Alabama on its own track and into Chattanooga on Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad track.

This vital road was lost in April 1862 when its eastern headquarters, Huntsville, Alabama was captured. The loss of Memphis and Corinth, Mississippi completed the destruction of this east-west link.

Black's Number 66 (map)
Track 311 miles of 5 foot gage of 60# T-rail
Locomotives 50; 50 names
Cars 805
Stations 40
Officers Many
Assets 1861
Bridging Permanent Bridges, Arched Culverts, Trestle Bridges
War Losses War Losses
Tredegar Purchases All
Significant Documents
NP, HSA 1-2-61
TN, M&C 3-15-61
NA, QM 9-3C-61
NA, QM 10-7-61
NP, Register 10-17-61
NA, QM 2-7-62
OR Series 1, Vol. 7,  Page 889
NA, QM 2-18-62
NA, QM 4-4-62
OR Series 1, Vol. 10, Part 1,  Page 643
OR Series 1, Vol. 10, Part 2,  Page 429
OR Series 1, Vol. 10, Part 2,  Page 441
MA, MC 5-6-62
OR Series 1, Vol. 10, Part 1,  Page 871
MA, MC 10-1-62
MA, MC 10-22-62
NA, ENG 11-6-62
RRBA 11-22-1862
NA, ENG 12-23-62
RRBA 12-26-1862
OR Series 4, Vol. 2, Page 483
NA, QM 5-11-63
NA, QM 5-13-63
NA, AG 5-27-63
NA, QM 6-12-63
RRBAT 10-12-1863
NA, QM 5-16-64
OR Series 1, Vol. 39, Part 3, Page 855
OR Series 1, Vol. 39, Part 3, Page 864
OR Series 1, Vol. 39, Part 3, Page 902
OR Series 1, Vol. 45, Part 1, Page 1212
NA, QM 12-10-64
NA, QM 1-13-65
UA, SIW 3-20-65

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