The Resource Harpers Ferry Armory inventories

Harpers Ferry Armory inventories

Label
Harpers Ferry Armory inventories, 1861 Sept. 1
Title
Harpers Ferry Armory inventories
Inclusive dates
1861 Sept. 1
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Inventories, 1 September 1861, of components, machinery, tools, and stock received by the State of Virginia from the ordnance stores at Harpers Ferry Armory. Also includes a list of machinery and tools sent to Fayetteville, North Carolina and Tennessee by order of the Confederate States War Department. Inventories are signed by Josiah Gorgas, Chief of Ordnance for the Confederate States
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
The United States Arsenal at Harpers Ferry was seized by Virginia militia under Colonel Turner Ashby on April 18, 1861. All of the weapons, machinery, and stock were confiscated by the Confederate States government and transported to the Richmond Armory shortly thereafter. This massive task began in June 1861 under the direction of James H. Burton, Superintendent of the Richmond Armory. Once the materials were evacuated, Col. Joseph E. Johnston’s troops burned the armory buildings and the Rifle Works. Some of the factory workers who stayed loyal to the south relocated to work in the Richmond Armory, while others went to Fayetteville, N.C.
Cataloging source
VIC
Label
Harpers Ferry Armory inventories
Note
  • Part of the War Department Record Division, Rebel Archives
  • This collection was formerly mis-identified as " 23476ac, 23476ae "
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
60
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
National Archives
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001624972
Type of unit
p.

Library Locations

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