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O. S.of America, War Dep't. Ordnance Office, Richmond, March 8, 1862.

Bids will be received at this Office until the 15th day of April next, for the following Ordnance and Ordnance Material for the Confederate States army:

  • 200,000 tons charcoal cold blast Pig Iron,
  • 50,000 tons of Blooms, (charcoal,)
  • 50,000 tons Wrought iron Bars, of various sixes,
  • 100 10-Inch Columbiads,
  • 100 8-Inch Columbiads,
  • 100 10-Inch Slege and Garrison Mortars,
  • 100 13-Inch Sea-coast Mortars,
  • 500 12-pounder Iron Howitzers,
  • 500 6-pounder Iron Field Guns.
Bids may be make for any quantity of iron over one hundred tons, and for any number of guns over ten.

Drawings of the guns will be furnished only to parties whose olds are accepted.

Bidders will state the points of delivery, and the date at which not less than one hundred tons of iron may be expected to be furnished.

They must also state the time required to furnish the whole of their bid.

Bidders for guns will state the date of the first delivery, and the time required to supply the whole number.

Payments will be made on delivery of not less than fifty tons of iron, and the right to pay one-half in Confederate bonds is reserved.

Bids must be sealed and enclosed, and endorsed on the envelope "Proposals for Iron, " or "Proposals for Guns," as the case may be.

J. Gorgas, Lieutenant-Colonel,
0 Chief of Ordnance. mh 5--TApl

The following papers will please insert the above advertisement till 10th April, and send duplicate with copy of paper to Ordnance Office for settlement: The Richmond Enquirer, Whig and Dispatch; Lynchburg Republican; Staunton Spectator; Abingdon Virginian; Petersburg Express; Raleigh (N. C.) Register; Wilmington (N. C.) Journal; Charlotte (N. C.) Bulletin; Charleston (S. C.) Mercury and Courier; Columbia (S. C.) South Carolinian; Augusta (Ga.) Constitutionalist, Savannah (Ga.) Republican; Columbus (Ga.) Times; Atlanta (Ga.) Confederacy; Rome, (Ga.) one paper; Tallahassee (Fla.)Floridian; Huntsville, (Alabama,) one paper; Montgomery (Alabama) Advertiser and Mali; Mobile (Alabama,) Register; Tuscaloosa, (Ala.,) one paper; Knoxville (Tennessee,) Register; Memphis (Tenn) appeal; New Orleans (La) Bulletin. Picayune, Delta, Bee and Crescent; Jackson (Miss) Mississippian; Corinth, (Miss) one paper; Little Rock (Ark) Gazette; Austin (Texas) Gazette; Galveston (Texas) Herald.

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