NATIONAL ARCHIVES WAR DEPARTMENT COLLECTION OF CONFEDERATE RECORDS, GROUP 109, MACON ARSENAL RECORDS, 3,4,6,7.32,36,58,59 _, 83 and 101. Microfilm Collection at the Washington Library, Macon, Ga. MACON, GEORGIA’S CENTRAL CITY By Kristina Simm, 1989 Windsor Pub. HISTORY OF MACON GEORGIA By Young, Gholson & Hargrove, 1950, Lyon, Marshall & Brooks Press of Macon. GEORGIA SUPPLIERS […]
SADDLE MANUFACTURING AT THE MACON ARSENAL 1861 1862 1863 1864 1865 Jenifer 1862? – Aug 1863 **McClellen Aug 1863 -May 1864 Texas May 1864-End ** Includes some cloth saddles MACON SADDLE PRODUCTION ISSUES: (Incomplete-Represents only numbers available) 1,850 387 ? ?
A large collection of Macon Arsenal and Armory records have survived. Unfortunately, most of what is left is unrelated to horse equipment. What remains is very limited and widely scattered leaving one to piece together the available information. Nonetheless, the following information about Macon’s “purchased and fabricated” horse equipments can be discerned:
Geographically located in the Deep South at an important transportation crossroads yet away from the threat of Federal forces, Macon was selected in April 1862 as the future location for the Confederate center of military manufacture and supply. That June, at the behest of the Ordnance Department’s Master Armorer James H. Burton, it was decided […]