Charles Dimmock Compiled Service Record, M331, National Archives
May 11, 1861
Major Gen. Lee
Comdg Forces of Virginia:
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.
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.
C. Dimmock, Col.
Hd. Qrs. Va. Forces
May 12, ‘61
10 Barrels have been ordered up from Norfolk.
R. S. Garnett