J. R. Anderson & Co. File, M346, p. 590, National Archives
Richmond Jany 24/63
Col. J. Gorgas
Ch. Ord &c
We are pushing ahead the Napoleons for Gen. Lee & have remelted nearly the whole of the old guns. We will require at once either copper or more old guns. We have some tin on hand & an order for more.
J. R. Anderson & Co.
Major Downes –
Issue all the copper not required for the shells
Major Schyler(?) issue 6 pd Bronze(?) guns