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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 37. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Work of the Ordnance Bureau of the war Department of the Confederate States, 1861-5. (search)
ss, no adequate stores of shoes, nor of horse-shoes, nor provision of the many minor articles of equipment required by an army in the field. Of special machinery for ordinance use there was none save that for the manufacture of small arms at Harper's Ferry. This was saved, though somewhat damaged by fire, when the armory was abandoned by the U. S. officers in charge; this machinery was removed to Richmond, Va., and Fayetteville, N. C., where it was set up and operated. At first, all arms and rial, and very large lots of lead, shot and shell, infantry and artillery ammunition, etc., were thus secured. The small arms from the fields of the Seven Days battles below Richmond and the second battle of Manassas, and from the capture of Harper's Ferry by Genl. Jackson, were, in 1862, of immense value. In the scramble of the early part of the war to obtain at once arms of some kind, both at home and abroad, a most heterogeneous collection was gathered. There were in the hands of the troop
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 37. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Review of the Gettysburg campaign. (search)
he division of Ewell's left there to watch Harper's Ferry. The first point in General Lee's game y escaping with a fragment of his force to Harper's Ferry. What must have been Hooker's surprise e forces at Winchester and the garrison at Harper's Ferry would have been withdrawn to the defenses Potomac, whether his purpose was to occupy Harper's Ferry, or whether he meditated crossing the mounfront. Not knowing what force there is at Harper's Ferry, or could be collected to oppose your proglleck wished him to march to the relief of Harper's Ferry. Hooker considered the occupation of that A. M. It was to march in the direction of Harper's Ferry, where I was going myself. It had been pln to withdraw a portion of the garrison at Harper's Ferry, leaving a detachment to guard Maryland He to which Halleck replied: The garrison at Harper's Ferry is under your orders, you can increase or ar and give battle. That he had abandoned Harper's Ferry, and the garrison there, with the exceptio[1 more...]