, operated in the interest of the State, brought into the port of Wilmington—not counting thousands of dollars' worth of industrial and agricultural supplies—leather and shoes for 250,000 pairs, 50,000 blankets, cloth for 250,000 uniforms, 2,000 Enfield rifles, with 100 rounds of fixed ammunition for each rifle, 500 sacks of coffee for the hospitals, $50,000 worth of medicines, etc.
Vance's address at White Sulphur Springs. These articles were bought either from the sale of cotton or on the mselves there were no arms except a few hundreds in the hands of local companies and those that the State had seized in the Fayetteville arsenal.
These, according to President Davis,
Rise and Fall of Confederate Government consisted of 2,000 Enfield rifles and 25,000 old style, smooth-bore guns that had been changed from flint and steel to percussion.
After these had been issued, the organizing regiments found it impossible for some time to get proper arms.
Some, as the Thirty-first, went