Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Local Contributions to Army Supplies

Here are a couple of brief mentions of Army supplies from the Covington Journal of July 27, 1861.

Army Supplies
Four thousand five hundred horses and one thousand nine hundred wagons have been shipped from Cincinnati for the U.S. Army

On Tuesday last, at Cincinnati, U.S. Quarter-Master Dickinson contracted for the manufacture of 25,000 suits of clothing, 25,000 pairs of shoes, 12,000 hats and 2,000 caps and covers.

Mules for the Government
On Monday last, two hundred and forty mules were shipped from this place destined for the Government at Washington. We learn that the price for them was one hundred and forty dollars each.  [Nicholasville (KY) Dem.]

(Nicholasville is near Lexington, Ky.)

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