Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Colonel Josiah Gorgas” in chapter 9, page 158 of The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 5: Forts and Artillery.:
...y for negotiating for their transfer.
The first steps toward provision for ordnance needs were taken while the Government was still at Montgomery, Alabama.
An Ordnance Department was organized.
Colonel Josiah Gorgas , a graduate of the United States Military Academy in the class of 1841, was appointed chief of ordnance about the end of February, 1861.
The department immediately sent out purchasing-officers.
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