ANNUAL REPORT OF OPERATIONS AT THE ATLANTA ARSENAL C S A COMMANDED BY MAJOR M. H. WRIGHT, ORDNANCE OFFICER, DURING THE CURRENT YEAR ENDING JUNE 30TH, 1863.
Sources for the Atlanta Arsenal Information
NATIONAL ARCHIVES, WAR DEPT. COLLECTION OF CONFEDERATE RECORDS-CHAPT. IV, GROUP 109. Records of the Ordnance Bureau, Vol. 8, 9, 19, 78 & 79, 104, 105. Records of contracts and Ordnance stores purchased, received and issued at Nashville and Atlanta 1861-1862. CONFEDERATE ORDNANCE MANUAL- REGULATIONS FOR GOVERNMENT OF ORDNANCE DEPARTMENT, C.S.A., Richmond, Va. 1862 PLOUGHSHARES INTO […]
Atlanta’s Horse Equipment Contract Manufacturers
Barber Greenwood & Co.- Cartersville, Ga.: 1862 contracts to Atlanta Arsenal. E.W. Gower-Gunnesville (sp):1862 contracts to Atlanta Arsenal. J.B. Langford & Son-Atlanta:1862 contracts to Atlanta Arsenal. W.G. Turner: 1862 contracts to Atlanta Arsenal. Jesse T. Merritt-winchester, Tenn.: 1862 contracts to Atlanta Arsenal. Kuhn & Turpin-Columbia, Tenn.:1863 contracts to Atlanta Arsenal. Hughs, Pendergrass & Snows- Monroe, […]
Atlanta Arsenal’s Saddle Manufacturing
1861 1862 1863 1864 1865 ATLANTA McClellan: Spring 1862 – Feb 1863 **McClellen/Texas: Feb – Aug 1863 **McClellen Only: Aug 1863-Jan. 1864 Texas Only: Jan. 1864 -End War
Issuances from the Atlanta Arsenal
The following can be considered a complete summary of the horse equipment issued from the Atlanta Arsenal. These figures are taken from the Annual Reports as turned into Chief of Ordnance, Josiah Gorgas from Atlanta commander, Col. Moses H. Wright.
The Atlanta Arsenal Pattern Saddle & Horse Equipment
A study of commercial contracts and correspondence between Atlanta’s commander Col. M. H. Wright and various contractors, reveals the most significant amount of detailed information about horse equipment manufacturing of any Western Arsenal .
Atlanta Arsenal: March 1862 – August 1864
The rail crossroads town of Atlanta was a natural southern manufacturing center. As early as March of 1861 the first Convention of Manufacturing and Direct Trade Association of the Confederate States was held in Atlanta in order to organize and affiliate Southern manufacturers in the newly forming Confederacy. It was here that these Southern industrialists […]