National Archives at Philadelphia

Letter Citing A Lack of Safe Buildings


Transcript of letter:

Ordnance Office
War Department
Washington, Sept. 26, 1862

Col. J. Symmington
US Arsenal
Pittsburgh Penn.


I have to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of this 24th inst. and to say that there is no place to which your surplus ammunition can be transferred at present. The manufacture of ammunition should not exceed your ability to store it in safe and suitable buildings.

Your Obd. Sert. (Your Obedient Servant)
J. W. W. Ripley
B. Genl. Chf. Or. (Brigadier General Chief Ordance)

J. Ripley to Col. Symington, Sept. 29, 1862; Letters Received at the Allegheny Arsenal; Records of the Chief of Ordinance, RG 156; National Archives and Records Administration - Mid-Atlantic Region (Philadelphia).

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