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Letter from Major Smith Stansbury to Major Caleb Huse, July 20, 1863

Title

Letter from Major Smith Stansbury to Major Caleb Huse, July 20, 1863

Description

This correspondence between Major Stansbury and Major Huse includes endorsements from Josiah Gorgas (the Chief of the Ordnance Bureau) and Lt. Colonel I. M. St. John (the Chief of the Niter and Mining Bureau). It stresses a need for materials (saltpeter) which, if obtained, will have to pass through Gorgas' blockading-running line.

Creator

Major Smith Stansbury

Source

Major Smith Stansbury to Major Caleb Huse, July 20, 1863, in Confederate Blockade Running Through Bermuda, 1865 - 1861: Letters and Cargo Manifests, ed. Frank E. Vandiver (Austin: The University of Austin Press, 1947), 72 - 73.

Date

1863-07-20

Contributor

York, Robert

Type

Document

Coverage

Augusta Ga.

Original Format

Correspondence

Text

Major Caleb Huse.

Major: I have the honor to enclose herewith copy of letter of instruction from Colonel J. Gorgas, Chief of Ordnance, dated May 19th, 1863. Also copy of letter from Lieut. Colonel I. M. St. John, Chief of the Niter and Mining Bureau, with Endorsement of Colonel Gorgas.

It is to the latter that I would respectfully call your special attention.

We are in urgent want of Saltpetre to keep our powder works at Augusta, Ga. in operation.

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Smith Stansbury, Major

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Major Smith Stansbury, Letter from Major Smith Stansbury to Major Caleb Huse, July 20, 1863, Civil War Era NC, accessed September 21, 2017, https://cwnc.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/721.