through, the totals of the Louisiana
A mere mention suffices here.
had received 22,681 votes; Bell
, the supporters of the different candidates now ‘cared for none of these things.’
election had wiped out, as by an all-spreading sponge, any solicitude for the votes in the various States of the South
With the meeting of the legislature the adjutantgen-eral of the State
submitted his report.
He looked at the matter gloomily, holding that ‘the sum absolutely needed to organize and arm the militia of the State
will reach $1,000,000.’
Accompanying this discouraging report of the adjutant-general came others from the generals of division of the city of New Orleans
Suppose we transport ourselves, for an instant, back to December, 1860, and judge for ourselves what were the materials possessed by the First brigade of Louisiana
as a preparation for war, then so imminent.
The list is valuable, as compared with the reports of a military army later on; the latter became in time so much weightier in metal.
|Muskets belonging to||260||101||361|
|Rifles belonging to||138||138|
|Sabers belonging to||75||75|
brass guns belonging to||2||4||6|
|Knapsacks belonging to||75||75|
|Powder, lbs., belonging to||300||300|
|Round shot belonging to||149||149|
|Grape and canister belonging to|
From the adjutant-general
's office came another report, exhibiting the actual condition of Louisiana
in regard to arms and ammunition: Cavalry pistols 6,000, sabers 3,000, muskets for cavalry 3,000, artillery 500, muskets and rifles 15,000, guns 48, ammunition to