he Ordnance Department of the Confederate Government.
At the formation of the government, or at the beginning of the war, the arms at command were distributed as follows, as nearly as I can recollect:
At Richmond, Va. (about)4,000
Fayetteville Arsenal, North Carolina (about)2,00025,000
Charleston Arsenal, South Carolina (about)2,000 20,000
Augusta Arsenal, Georgia (about)3,00028,000
Mount Vernon Arsenal, Alabama2,000 20,000
Baton Rouge Arsenal, Louisithe close of 1861 the following arsenals and depots were at work, having been supplied with some machinery and facilities, and were producing the various munitions and equipments required: Augusta, Ga.; Charleston, S. C.; Fayetteville, N. C.; Richmond, Va.; Savannah, Ga.; Nashville, Tenn.; Memphis, Tenn.; Mount Vernon, Ala.; Baton Rouge, La.; Montgomery, Ala.; Little Rock, Ark.; and San Antonio, Texas—altogether eight arsenals and four depots.
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