Charles Dimmock Compiled Service Record, M331, National Archives
May 28th 61
The order from Maj Gen. Lee for the establishment of a military guard at Bellona Arsenal Magazine, I have obeyed by detaching from the Pub. Guard a non Com officer and six privates.
I had before his order employed citizen watchmen as I have at Lynchburg.
The city of Richd Magazine and the State Magazine at the Penitentiary are guarded – the former by the City Police, the latter by the Public Guard.
The Magazine at Lexington [page break] I presume is guarded by the Cadets of the V. M. I.
The magazine at the Navy Yard I also presume is guarded.
Very Respy Yours
Col. of Ordnance