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No. 4. -Statement of outstanding contracts.

SUMMARY.

8-inch columbiads. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240

10-inch columbiads. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180

15-inch columbiads. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

8-inch carriages and chassis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150

10-inch carriages and chassis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

15-inch carriages and chassis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

6-pounder gun carriages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135

6-pounder caissons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105

12-pounder howitzer carriages and caissons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

24-pounder siege carriages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Portable forges. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

3-inch rifled guns. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131

12-pounder iron howitzers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

24-pounder iron howitzers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Brass 6-pounders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

24-pounder iron howitzer carriages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Sabers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,700

Grape-shot revolvers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,000

Rifled muskets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20,000

Rifles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16,000

Sword-bayonets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,000

Breech-loading carbines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,000

Lances. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,000

J. GORGAS,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Ordnance.

ORDNANCE OFFICE, September 24, 1861.

No. 5. -List of establishment for the supply of ammunition, small-arms, and artillery under the control of the Government.

No. Name of In what Production

establishment manufacture

engaged

1 C. S. Ammunition 50,000 to 100,000 rounds

Laboratory, small-arms, 900 field

Richmond artillery, per day.

2 C. S. Armory, Small-arms From Sept. 15, 1861,

Richmond 1,000 per month.

3 C. S. Armory, . . Do. . . From Mar. 1, 1862, 500

Fayetteville per month.

4 Augusta Ammunition 20,000 to 30,000 per day

Arsenal small-arms, and

preparing to turn out

field artillery.

5 Charleston . . Do. . . 15,000 to 20,000 per day

Arsenal small-arms, and

preparing to turn out

field artillery.

6 Mount Vernon . . Do. . . 10,000 to 15,000 per day

Arsenal small-arms, and

preparing to turn out

field artillery.

7 Baton Rouge Ammunition and 30,000 to 40,000 per day

Arsenal artillery small-arms, and

carriages preparing to turn out

field artillery; also

one field carriage per

week.

8 Virginia Ammunition 5,000 to 10,000 small-

Military arms.

Institute

9 Norfolk . . Do. . . Do.

There is also an establishment at Asheville, N. C., for the manufacture, alteration, and repair of small-arms, but no report as to its capacity has been received.

J. GORGAS,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Ordnance.

ORDNANCE OFFICE, September 24, 1861.

[SEPTEMBER 26, 1861. -For Davis to Moore, in relation to the defense of the coast of Louisiana and the approaches to New Orleans, see Series I, VOL. VI, p. 746.]