Charles Dimmock Compiled Service Record, M331, National Archives

Ordnance Department
Richmond Va
May 4 1861

Colonel Garnett
Adjutant General


I hand you a list of all that are on hand, this day issuable, but I am putting up daily, (and nightly) about 20,000 small arms cartridges, and 6 pounder gun and 12 pounder howitzer ammunition, to the extent off all the means I have.

I labor under difficulties arising from want of materials, want of practical information in the workmen (for this is all mew to our citizens), and want of machines to save labor.

I hope the general will duly consider these facts and bear with me patiently as he can. Every day gives [page break] experience and increased results.

Very Respectfully Yours
C. Dimmock
Col. of ordnance

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