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History of the Confederate Powder Works

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Author: Geo. W. Rains
Published: 1882
Language: English
Wordcount: 11,208 / 41 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 54
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 830
Added to site: 2008.02.08 20000
Genres: History, Essays

An Address Delivered by Invitation Before the Confederate Survivorsí Association, at its Fourth Annual Meeting, on Memorial Day, April 26th, 1882.

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eight cast iron coolers, and twelve sheet iron slip cylinders of nearly the same dimensions, were made at the Augusta Confederate Foundry and Machine Works, where also all the smaller machinery required was constructed. Copper boilers were procured from Wilmington, N. C., being made of large turpentine stills; pumps, pipe and cement from Charleston; sheet copper from Savannah and Nashville; tin and zinc for roofing from Mobile; the larger steam pipes from Hight's Foundry, in Augusta, and the smaller from New Orleans; iron and coal for castings were had from North Georgia and Alabama, and copper from Ducktown, in Tennessee.

Thus material was gathered from all the Southern States to unite with the resources of the City of Augusta, to construct the largest and finest Gunpowder Factory to be found in any country.

On the 20th of July, 1861, I examined the Augusta Canal and resources of the city, and later selected the location of the Powder Works, beginning at the site of the United States old Magazi



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