Charles Dimmock Compiled Service Record, M331, National Archives

Ordnance Dept.,
Richmond, Va.
May 11, 1861

Major Gen. Lee
Comdg Forces of Virginia:

Genl:

I respectfully call attention to the subject of Powder. We are fast using it in putting up ammunition, but for small arms and Cannon. To what extent this may go I cannot foresee, but continually consuming must require sooner or later further supplies and I name this as a matter of anxiety.

Most Respectfully,
C. Dimmock
Col. Ordnance

In cannon, the attention of the Genl to the subject of powder, I looked to its manufacture for the whole state, and is not to any momentary deficiency here at this post.

Very Res:
C. Dimmock, Col.

Hd. Qrs. Va. Forces
May 12, ‘61

10 Barrels have been ordered up from Norfolk.
By order

R. S. Garnett
Adj. Genl

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