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I browsed the internet and found the following..Hope this helps
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Thank you for your early reply. Sadly, I have seen all these and unfortunately do not pertain to what I am seeking.
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Dear Mr. Hadden,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located Drawings of Guns and Ammunition, 1814 - 1870; Blueprints of Field Guns and Carriages, 1857 - 1860; List of Drawings, Plates, Maps, and Illustrations of Ordnance Installations and Equipment, 1817 - 1890; and Register of Drawings, Plates, Maps, and Illustrations of Ordnance Installations and Equipment, 1817 - 1890 in the Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance (Record Group 156) that may include information related to ammunition chests. For more information about these records, please email the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) at Archives1reference@nara.gov.
We also located Construction and Design Drawings of Guns, Related Machinery and Parts , 1862 - 1921 in the Records of the Bureau of Ordnance (Record Group 74) that includes 5 files relating to chests used by the US Navy. For more information about these records, please email the National Archives at College Park - Cartographic (RDSC) at email@example.com.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT1 and RDSC. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.
You may wish to review Jack Coggins’ book Arms & Equipment of the Civil War (1962), as the bibliography may suggest further avenues of research.
Also, we suggest that you contact the U.S. Army Artillery Museum, the US Army Ordnance Museum, and the multitude of Civil War and military history museums such as the National Civil War Museum and the Pennsylvania Military Museum. The creators of enthusiast websites such as Civil War Artillery may have other research advice.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!
These all sound exactly like what I am seeking. Though I admit I'm a bit overwhelmed with the NAC. None of it makes any sense to me at all. If I could bother you, what information on these links would I use to contact the NARA and ask for reproductions? Either Hard Copy or Electronic. Thanks so much.
Dear Mr. Hadden,
Thank you for posting your follow-up request on History Hub!
The best way to find out more about the records and reproduction options is to email RDT1 at Archives1reference@nara.gov for the Army records we located and RDSC at firstname.lastname@example.org for the Navy records. The email addresses also are listed on each Catalog description under “Archived Copies” in the “Contact(s)” field. We would caution you to get confirmation that the records include the specific pieces of equipment which you are looking for before requesting reproductions. Please note that the staff of both RDT1 and RDSC are teleworking right now, so they do not have direct access to the records and may not be able to answer all your questions immediately. Also, the National Archives has suspended non-emergency copying and digitization services, but the staff can explain the normal process for requesting copies to you.
We hope this information is helpful.