enal, South Carolina (about)2,000 20,000
Augusta Arsenal, Georgia (about)3,00028,000
Mount Vernon Arsenal, Alabama2,000 20,, 1861,) 250,000 pounds, chiefly cannon, at Norfolk and in Georgia, and as much more nitre (mainly imported by the State of GState of Georgia). We had no powder-mills, except the two rude ones just referred to, and no experience in making powder or in getting point chiefly were sent the nitre, obtained from the State of Georgia, and that derived from caves in East and Middle Tennethe nitre, of which a great part was derived from caves in Georgia.
A stamping mill was also put up near New Orleans, and poate its production in Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama.
To this end, contracts were made with iron- boats up the Mississippi.
They finally selected Athens, Georgia, as their point of manufacture, and under a contract with machinery were made for such an one, to be built at Macon, Georgia—a point of easy access and near to a fertile corn region,