and Montgomery, Alabama
; New Orleans
and Baton Rouge, Louisiana
; Little Rock, Arkansas
, and San Antonio, Texas
The events of the war soon compelled the abandonment of some of these, and from time to time others were added to the list, as, for instance, Columbia, South Carolina
and Columbus, Georgia
; Selma, Alabama
, and Jackson, Mississippi
Of these, Atlanta
became most important.
Heavy artillery at the beginning of the war was manufactured only at Richmond
at the Tredegar Iron Works.
Later in the war, excellent heavy artillery was produced at Selma
, first in conjunction with the naval officers, and later by them alone.
Field-artillery was made and repaired chiefly at Richmond
and at Augusta
, small arms at Richmond
, caps and friction-primers at Richmond
, accouterments to a great extent at Macon
, while cast bullets and small-arms cartridges were prepared at almost all of the works.
After the Federals
took possession of the copper mines of Tennessee
, there was great anxiety as to the future supply of copper, both for bronze field-guns and for percussion-caps
The casting of bronze guns was immediately stopped, and all the available copper was utilized in the manufacture of caps.
It soon became apparent that the supply would be exhausted and the armies rendered powerless unless other sources of supply were discovered.
No reliance could be placed on the supply from abroad, for the blockade was stringent, although large orders had been forwarded.
Of course, the knowledge of this scarcity of copper was kept from the public as much as possible.
In this emergency, it was concluded to render available, if possible, some of the copper turpentine-and apple-brandystills which were in North
and South Carolina
in large numbers.
This work was entrusted to Lieutenant-Colonel Leroy Broun
, commanding the Richmond Arsenal
In spite of the difficulties to be overcome and the constantly increasing pressure for immediate results, the Confederate
Ordnance Department was able to boast of some useful