Number 5. Appomattox Report of Lieutenant Francis H. Parker, U. S. Army, Chief Ordnance Officer

   

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No. 5. Report of Lieutenant Francis H. Parker, U. S. Army, Chief Ordnance Officer.1

ORDNANCE OFFICE, HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,
June 5, 1865.

SIR: I have the honor to make the following supplementary report of ordnance property received at the depot at City Point, Va., captured from and surrendered by the enemy in the late campaign. The few articles reported are accounted for by the fact that captured property and much of the surrendered ammunition was destroyed on the spot for want of transportation:

Field gun carriages, 108; siege gun carriages,2; mortar beds [Coehorn], 7; limbers,36; caissons,19. Field ammunition, 4,440 rounds.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

F. H. PARKER,
Lieutenant and Chief Ordnance Officer, Army of the Potomac.

Colonel GEORGE D. RUGGLES,
Assistant Adjutant-General.

Source:

  1. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), p. 607

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