War of the Rebellion: Serial 124 Page 0108 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.

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RECAPITULATION.

Purchases made by the Ordnance Department during the year 1862.

Ordnance, &c. Number. Weigth. Amount.

Cast-iron 247 2,490,688 $200,162.87

cannon and

mortars..

Parrott rifled 344 1,553,668 210,073.75

cannon..

Bronze cannon 832 856,396 404,562.63

and

howitzers..

Wrougth-iron 584 417,212 246,852.40

and steel

cannon..

Cannon of all 2,007 5,317,964 1,061,651.65

kinds..

Cannon-balls 541,214 23,229,964 764,752.21

and shells for

smooth-bore

ordnance..

Parrott 270,699 4,670,723 436,263.03

projectiles

for rifle

cannon

Hotchkinss 203,888 2,115,962 282,245.69

projectiles

for rifle

cannon

Schenkl 108,115 1,234,619 265,313.86

projectiles

for rifle

cannon..

Other kinds of 242,297 4,161,159 360,758.57

projectiles

for rifle

cannon..

Projectiles of 1,366,213 35,411,904 2,109,333.36

all kinds..

Field 2,210 .. 867,148.87

artillery

carriages..

Iron sea-coast 39 .. 22,435.20

carriages..

Mortar beds 89 .. 55,288.46

and boat

carriages..

Wrought-iron 800 .. 41,761.06

chassis

rails..

Muskets and 734,596 ..

rifles.. 10,626,121.60

Carbines.. 47,863 .. 1,332,441.54

Pistols.. 120,761 .. 2,143,102.00

Swords and 195,958 .. 1,084,976.54

sabers..

Small-arms of 1,099,178 .. 15, 186,643.68

all kinds..

Sets of 649,059 .. ..

infantry

accouterments.

.

Sets of 114,045 .. ..

cavalry

accouterments.

.

Sets of horse 73,202 .. ..

equipments..

Sets of 9,782 .. ..

artillery

harness for

one horse..

Sets of 846,059 .. ..

accouterments,

equipments,

and harness..

Pounds of 6,765,395 .. 6,505,809.53

gunpowder..

Pounds of 5,990,052 .. 6,505,809.53

saltpeter..

Pounds of pig- 38,351,685 .. 6,505,809.53

lead..

Pounds of leas 9,993,034 .. 6,505,809.53

bullets..

Cartridges for 48,856,530 .. 6,505,809.53

small-arms..

Percussion 559,981,980 .. 6,505,809.53

caps..

Rounds of 95,215 .. 297,524.29

artillery

ammunition..

Yards of 461,516 .. 297,524.29

cartridge

cloth..

Pounds of 482,671 .. 297,524.29

cartridge

cloth..

Signal rockets 5,800 .. 297,524.29

and slights..

Miscellaneous .. .. 73,451.82

articles and

services..

Total amount.. .. .. 32,326,401.22

EXPLANATORY NOTE.-The prices stated are for the articles alone; but the amount paid includes the cost of packing-bozes, drayage, and other incidental expenses. In cases where the amount paid appears to be less than would be due for the number of articles at eh prices stated, deductions were made for component parts which had been supplied from the arsenals, or for overpayment previously made at higher prices than were finally allowed on settlement.

ORDNANCE OFFICE, March 31, 1863.

[MARCH 31, 1863.-For Halleck to Grant, relating to policy of the Government in regard to negroes, &c., see Series I, Vol. XXIV, Part III, p. 156.