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tages obtained from them; if otherwise, the loss will be insignificant in itself, and will probably be a gain eventually, by preventing future experiments in the same line, and settling the question of the largest effective caliber for sea-coast cannon.

The armies in the field have been amply supplied with good and effective arms, equipments, and ammunition, and the armament of the fortifications of the country has been kept in good order and strengthened during the past year. No effort will be spared to continue the same and to improve the quality and efficiency of ordnance supplies for the future.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. B. DYER,

Brigadier-General, Chief of Ordnance.

Statement of ordnance, arms, ammunition, and other ordnance stores, procured and supplies to the Army during the year ending June 30, 1864; and the quantity remaining on hand June 30, 1864.

Numbers 1.-CANNON AND MORTARS.

Field guns. Siege guns. Sea-coast Total.

guns and

mortars.

On hand 484 249 679 1,412

June 30,

1863

Purchased 959 355 448 1,762

since

Total 1,443 604 1,127 3,174

Issued to 568 258 315 1,141

the Army

during

year

ending

June 30,

1864

Remaining 875 346 812 2,033

on hand

June 30,

1864

Numbers 2.-CANNON-BALLS, SHELLS, AND OTHER PROJECTILES.

For field For siege for sea- Total.

guns. guns. coast guns

and

mortars.

On hand 474,515 234,893 471,341 1,

June 30, 180,749

1863

Purchased 1,028,427 218,157 427,660 1,674,244

since

Total 1,502,942 453,050 899,001 2,854,993

Issued to 1,224,618 259,753 429,382 1,913,753

the Army

during

year

ending

June 30,

1864

Remaining 278,324 193,297 469,619 941,240

on hand

June 30,

1864

Numbers 3.-ARTILLERY CARRIAGES.

Field. Siege. Sea- Mortar Caisso Travel Batter

coast. beds. ns. ing y

forges wagons

. .

On 359 44 722 230 360 92 65

hand

June

30,

1863

Purcha 571 68 191 ...... 450 ...... .....

sed

since

Fabric 253 208 438 49 52 48 33

ated

during

year

ending

June

30,

1864

Total 1, 320 1,351 279 862 140 98

183

Issued 565 186 561 137 246 70 31

to the

Army

during

year

ending

June

30,

1864

Remain 618 134 790 142 616 70 67

ing on

hand

June

30,

1864