of other ordnance and ordnance stores.
The enormous number of pieces of artillery issued were, of course, not all made at the arsenal, but had been obtained by manufacture, by purchase, or by capture.
The Richmond Enquirer
, on the day after the evacuation of Richmond
, said that, assuming the issues from the Richmond Arsenal
to have been half of all the issues to Confederate troops, which was approximately true, and that 100,000 of the Federals
had been killed, it would appear that about 150 pounds of lead and 350 pounds of iron were fired for every man killed, and, furthermore, assuming that the proportion of killed to wounded was about one to six, it would appear that one man was wounded for every 200 pounds fired.
These figures exaggerated the form of the old belief that it took a man's weight in lead to kill him in battle.
Considering the general lack of previous experience in ordnance matters, the personnel of the corps, both at the arsenals and in the field, deserved great praise for intelligence, zeal, and efficiency.
Many names of officers deserve to be remembered.
Among the most prominent were Lieutenant-Colonels J. H. Burton
, superintendent of armories; T. L. Bayne
, in charge of the bureau of foreign supplies; I. M. St. John
, at the head of the niter and.mining bureau; Lieutenant-Colonel J. W. Mallet
, in charge of the Central Laboratory
at Macon, Georgia
; Lieutenant-Colonel G. W. Rains
, of the Augusta
powder-mills and Arsenal; Lieutenant-Colonel Leroy Broun
, commanding the Richmond Arsenal
; Major M. H. Wright
, of the Atlanta Arsenal
; Lieutenant-Colonel R. M. Cuyler
, of the Macon Arsenal
; Major J. A. De Lagnel
, of Fayetteville
; Major J. T. Trezevant
, of Charleston Arsenal; Lieutenant-Colonel J. L. White
, of Selma Arsenal; Lieutenant-Colonel B. G. Baldwin
, chief of ordnance
, Army of Northern Virginia; Lieutenant-Colonel H. Oladowski
, chief of ordnance
, Army of Tennessee, and Major W. Allen
; chief ordnance officer, Second Corps, Army of Northern Virginia.