Union Ordnance Returns
The Union Ordnance Returns come from NARA Microfilm M1281: Summary Statements of Quarterly Returns of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores on Hand in Regular and Volunteer Army Organizations, 1862-1867, 1870-1876, Roll 7, which contains the number and types of weapons of each infantry unit in the Union Army broken down by company for the period of April-June 1864, or 2nd Quarter 1864. This roll may be purchased directly from the NARA for $85 (microfilm) or $125 (images on CD). I’ll be offering transcriptions of every Union infantry unit which participated in the Siege of Petersburg and was present on June 30, 1864. Stay tuned while I edit old store pages and figure out how best to share these items freely to all.