Augusta Arsenal Journal
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Augusta Arsenal Journal

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040.
Creator: Augusta Arsenal (Ga.).
Title: Augusta Arsenal Journal
Dates: 1834-1866
Quantity: 1.0 linear ft. (one container)
Identification: ahc. MSS855

Biographical/Historical Note

The United States Arsenal in Augusta, Georgia started keeping this journal on April 28, 1834. The arsenal consisted of a post, a camp, and magazines. The journal was kept current through 1854. When the Confederacy took over the arsenal in 1862, they used the same book by flipping it over and writing from the back to the front. The first Confederate entry was on Jun 3, 1862 and the last entry was for the U.S. Arsenal in 1866.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of one journal of the Augusta Arsenal. Under the Unites States, the ledger includes an account of the early tarriffs on various goods, wages for camp people, including the wash women, budget of the post treasury, furloughs of soldiers, post orders, and other information about the general operating of the arsenal. Under the Confederacy, the ledger was used to keep inventory of the tools and contents at the arsenal including the Carriage Shop, the Carpenter Shop, the Horse Shoeing Shop, the Small Arm Laboratory, the Tin and Copper Shop, and the Field Laboratory. Also included are the receipts for items brought from other posts.

Index Terms

Armories--Georgia-- Augusta
United States. Army.
Unites States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Equipment and supplies

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Augusta Arsenal Journal, MSS 855, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1995


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

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1Augusta Arsenal Journal, 1834-1866