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    Brigadier General Josiah Gorgas: War-date Letter Signed. Two-page ALS, Richmond, Virginia, August 26, 1861, on "Confederate States of America, War Department, Ordnance Office" letterhead, signed "I. Gorgas" as Major & Chief Ord." Written to Quartermaster General Ira Foster of the "Georgia Army" (in contrast to the Confederate Army!), Gorgas declines to honor a voucher for payment of $1,000 as the paperwork was improperly completed. "... No more contracts for accoutrements will be made anywhere after those already given out are filled, except for local furnaces. And none in Georgia except perhaps a few at Augusta." The Pennsylvania-born Gorgas worked at practically every U.S. arsenal prior to the war and is credited with keeping the South properly supplied with weapons and ammunition throughout the conflict. He later became President of the University of Alabama.

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    June, 2014
    7th Saturday
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