s, after the manner of Parrott.
The army in observation at Harper's Ferry, and that at Manassas, were supplied with old batteries of six-pounder guns and twelve-pounder Howitzers.
A few Parrott guns purchased by the State of Virginia were with Magruder at Big Bethel.
For the ammunition and equipments required for the infantry and artillery a good laboratory and shops had been established at Richmond by the State, but none of the Southern arsenals were yet in a condition to do much work.
Th for his big ten-inch Columbiads: Lovell, at New Orleans, for his extended defences, and especially for his inadequate artillery at Forts Jackson and St. Phillips; Polk, at Columbus, Kentucky; Johnston, for his numerous batteries on the Potomac; Magruder, at Yorktown.
All these were deemed most important points.
Then came Wilmington, Georgetown, Port Royal, and Fernandina.
Not a few of these places sent representatives to press their claims—Mr. Yulee from Fernandina, and Colonel Gonzales from