VERY RARE ORDNANCE RETURN FOR JOHNSTON’S COMMAND IN JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI, JUNE 1863

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“Report of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores of Troops Under Command of Gen’l Johnston, June 1863.” This wonderful document is framed and measures approximately 82” long x 17” high overall. The document itself is blue paper filled in with brown ink.

The left most column lists the specific commands reporting: Gen’l Loring (Division), Gen’l Breckinridge (Division), Gen’l Walker (Division), Gen’l French (Division), Gen’l Chambers (5th Mil. Dist.), Gen’l Ruggles (1st Mil. Dist), Gen’l Jackson (Cav. Division), Maj. Preston [???] Arty., Yazoo City Batl’n.

The following columns were the items listed by ordnance Class. In order, left to right, are “Class No. 1” (artillery pieces), “Class No. 2” (various artillery), “Class No. 4” (artillery ammunition), “Class No. 5” (artillery ammunition), “Class No. 6” (small arms), and “Class No. 8” (small arms ammunition).

This offers a complete list of the stores available to Johnston while the siege of Vicksburg was going on. Signed by L.R. Evans, Captain and Chief of Ordnance, General Johnston’s Command.

Document shows folds but is in excellent condition and handwriting is very readable. From the collection of author/publisher Dean Thomas. [jet][ph:L]

Note: Bright areas in the 1st photograph above are camera flash and overhead lighting reflections.

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