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Executive Department, Richmond, Va. June 12, 1861

the Duties Involved in Supplying the troops in the field with Small Arms, Field Artillery, and Ammunition there for. requiring a division of labor, the following order is issued:

The Colonel of Ordnance of Virginia will continue to attend to the issue of arms, both Artrillery and Small Arms, belonging to this State, and to the manufacture of Field carriages and Caissons.

The making up of all kinds of ammunition, including the manufacture of Percussion Caps and the issning of the same, will be attended to by the Cronance Department of the Southern Confederacy, for which purpose so much of the Ammunition as is now on bafid at the Armory, and the present accommodation for further manufacture of Ammunition as is now appropriated for that purpose by this State, he turned over to the Confederate authorities during the continnance of the war.

The Colonel of Ordnance of Virginia will make the necessary arrangements to carry out the foregoing order.

John Letcher.
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