1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 22, 2020 10:25 AM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking quarterly summary statements of ordnance & ordnance stores

    David Maschek Newbie

      I would like to access this item: 156.3.1 Ordnance Property (Quarterly summary statements of ordnance and ordnance stores...in the hands of regular army and volunteer regiments, 1862-76). Is this information on-line? If on paper of microfilm, where can it be accessed? Thanks.

        • Re: Seeking quarterly summary statements of ordnance & ordnance stores
          Jason Atkinson Ranger

          Dear Mr. Maschek,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located Quarterly Summary Statements of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores in the Hands of Regular Army and Volunteer Cavalry Regiments, 1862 - 1871 in the Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance (Record Group 156). These records have been microfilm as Microform Publication M1281 Summary Statements of Quarterly Returns of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores on Hand in Regular and Volunteer Army Organizations, 1862-1867, 1870-1876. For a description of the publication, please visit the Record Reproductions & Microfilm Catalog and select "microfilm." Type in the microfilm publication M1281 and click on "search." The publication title will appear. Click on the name of the publication.  That will take you to a summary page. On the right hand side of the page will be a pdf file. Click on "View Important Publication Details." This is a listing of the contents of the microfilm rolls.


          These records have not been digitized. Under normal circumstances, you could view the microfilm at the research rooms at the National Archives at Washington, DC. You also could use the Microfilm Catalog to order reproductions, for a fee. However, as a public health precaution, all National Archives research rooms nationwide are closed to the public until further notice. The National Archives has also suspended the option to place orders for microfilm reproductions.


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