Railroad Hands.

July 27, 1870

Summary

Black and white laborers are finishing the Baltimore and Potomac railroad expansion and will then move on to building the new Alexandria and Fredericksburg railroad.

Transcription

Shipped from here this morning forty-five white and sixty colored men to work on the extension of the Baltimore and Potomac railroad, from Marlboro to the Potomac River, in Charles county, Maryland. The shipment was made tor the purpose of expediting the completion of that work, in order to allow the force employed there to be used in the construction of the Alexandria and Fredericksburg railroad, the contract for building which has already been awarded
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Bryce Smith

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“Railroad Hands.,” Reconstructing Virginia, accessed November 27, 2021, https://reconstructingvirginia.richmond.edu/items/show/1756.