South Carolina

This road was made by consolidating several smaller lines and adding new branches. Its first component, the Charleston & Hamburg, was one of the first half-dozen railroads in the United States and was built to increase the traffic of Charleston Harbor. The finished road was one of the longest in the South. It was, among other things, the link between Charleston and Augusta -- two major cities of the Confederacy's war effort.

See also Disruption of Normal Trade to Charleston

Black's Number 29 (map)
Track 242 miles of 5 foot gauge of unknown type and weight
Locomotives 62; 68 names
Cars 849
Stations 55
Officers Many
Imports 1863
Slaves 1861/2/3
Locomotive Usage 1861, 1862, 1863
Locomotives Lost 1865
Cars Lost 1865
Passengers 1861 - 1863
Freight 1860 - 1863
Tredegar Purchases All
Annual Reports
1-1-62 President
1-1-62 Superintendent
1-1-63 President
1-1-63 Superintendent
1-1-64 President
1-1-64 Superintendent
1-1-66 President
1-1-66 Superintendent
Significant Documents
NP, CC 1-1B-61
NP, SC 3-16A-61
NP, CC 4-12-61
NP, CC 4-18-61
NP, SC 5-1A-61
NP, ASCY 5-8-61
NA, QM 5-31-61
NP, WJ 6-29-61
NP, CM 7-1-61
NP, CM 7-1A-61
NP, CM 7-1H-61
LVA, TRED 9-28-61
NA, SC 9-30-61
LVA, TRED 10-14-61
LVA, RRB 10-19-61
NA, SC 10-21-61
LVA, TRED 11-15-61
NP, CM 11-18-61
NP, SW 11-27C-61
NP, SC 12-5-61
NA, SC 12-30-61
NP, RD 12-31A-61
NP, CM 1-1A-62
NP, CM 1-1H-62
NP, RD 1-1A-62
NP, AC 1-22-62
NA, SC 1-31-62
NP, RD 2-13B-62
NP, TD 2-19-62
B3, LEE 2-22-62
NP, SC 2-26-62
OR Series 1, Vol. 6,  Page 407
SC, QM 3-18-62
OR Series 1, Vol. 6,  Page 428
NA, SC 4-15-62
NP, ASCY 4-19A-62
NP, WJ 4-29-62
NP, RD 4-30A-62
NP, SW 6-18-62
NP, AC 7-25-62
NA, SC 9-20-62
COC, SC 10-24-62
NP, RD 11-5A-62
NP, RR 11-12-62
NP, SC 11-28A-62
NA, SC 12-31-62
NP, SC 2-1-63
NP, SC 2-1D-63
LVA, SC 4-8-63
NP, SB 4-10-63
NP, WJ 4-14-63
OR Series 4, Vol. 2, Page 483
OR Series 4, Vol. 2, Page 487
NA, G 4-25A-63
NA, CSN 4-28-63
NA, CSN 4-30-63
NA, SC 4-30-63
NP, ASCY 5-4-63
NP, WJ 5-13-63
NP, RR 6-3-63
NP, SRDR 6-9-63
NA, G 6-24-63
NA, CSN 6-28-63
NP, AC 7-10-63
NP, AC 7-18-63
NA, QM 7-21A-63
NP, RS 7-23-63
NA, SC 7-31-63
NA, SC 8-1-63
NP, RS 8-8-63
NA, RR 8-20-63
NP, WJ 8-22-63
NA, SC 8-25-63
NA, RR 9-8D-63
NA, SC 10-8-63
RRBAT 10-25B-1863
OR Series 1, Vol. 28, Part 2, Page 447
NP, CC 11-6-63
NP, CC 11-17-63
NP, WJ 11-18B-63
NA, RRB 11-25A-63
NA, SC 12-1-63
RRBAT 12-19B-1863
NA, SC 12-21-63
NP, SC 12-24A-63
NA, SC 12-30-63
NA, SC 12-30A-63
NA, SC 12-30B-63
NP, CC 12-30A-63
NP, RD 1-14-64
NP, RS 1-19-64
NA, ENG 1-20-64
NP, SC 1-26-64
UF, F 2-3-64
NA, NE 2-10-64
NA, RR 2-16-64
NA, W&M 2-24-64
NP, SC 2-26-64
NP, SC 2-28-64
NA, SC 3-1-64
NP, SC 3-9-64
NA, QM 3-18B-64
NA, ENG 3-5A-64
NA, QM 3-28-64
NA, QM 4-1C-64
NA, ENG 4-14A-64
NP, SC 4-21-64
OR Series 1, Vol. 35, Part 2, Page 443
NA, QM 4-28A-64
NA, QM 4-29B-64
NA, ENG 4-29D-64
NA, ENG 5-2B-64
NA, ENG 5-3-64
NA, ENG 5-19D-64
NP, CC 6-2-64
NP, CC 6-2A-64
NP, SC 6-11-64
NA, QM 7-28A-64
NA, B&A 9-8-64
NA, SW 9-8-64
NA, QM 9-23-64
NA, QM 10-1-64
NP, AC 10-15-64
NP, CM 10-21-64
NP, AC 11-23-64
OR Series 1, Vol. 44, Part 1, Page 909
OR Series 1, Vol. 44, Part 1, Page 923
OR Series 1, Vol. 44, Part 1, Page 923A
NP, CC 12-5-64
NA, SC 12-16-64
NP, CC 12-23-64
NP, AC 12-24A-64
NP, AC 1-4A-65
NP, SB 1-4-65
COC, C&S 1-13-65
NP, AC 1-14-65
NP, AC 1-15-65
NP, CO 1-16-65
NP, SC 1-19B-65
NP, RD 1-23-65
NP, YE 1-25-65
NP, CR 1-26B-65
NP, YE 2-1A-65
OR Series 1, Vol. 47, Part 2, Page 1094
OR Series 1, Vol. 47, Part 2, Page 1095
OR Series 1, Vol. 47, Part 2, Page 1099
NP, AC 2-7-65
OR Series 1, Vol. 46, Part 2, Page 1220
OR Series 1, Vol. 47, Part 2, Page 1126
OR Series 1, Vol. 47, Part 2, Page 1195
OR Series 1, Vol. 47, Part 2, Page 1208
NP, CP 3-23A-65
NP, AC 3-30-65
NP, AC 3-31-65
NP, AC 4-4-65

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