Viewing 1–25 of 601 documents: "5 and a half inch howitzers"

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May 16, 1798 Request to prove 8 inch howitzers from Boston [not available] Francis DaCosta Francis DaCosta requested to prove six 8 inch howitzers lately received from Boston.
January 16, 1795 Bryant Writing Hodgdon about Howitzers John Bryant Samuel Hodgdon Bryant encloses the return of ordnance and military stores for December. He informs Hodgdon that the carriages for the 5.5 inch howitzers are nearly finished and work has commenced on the carriages for the six pounders. A 5.5 inch mount that was returned has been proven fit for use and it will be provided along with files due to James Byers' being yet to fix his works. Bryant also mentions...
May 3, 1798 Articles Needed to Prove Eight Inch Howitzers James McHenry John Harris Harris is directed to deliver the following articles needed for proving the eight inch howitzers on the frigate "United States": shells, paper cartridges filled, a rammer and sponge, and a worm and ladle,
May 13, 1800 Request for John Wilkins Jr. to Deliver Mortars and Howitzers to Newport [not available] John Harris Request signed by McHenry and Hodgdon addressed to John Harris, for John Wilkins Jr. to deliver for transportation to Newport Rhode Island, three 13-inch brass mortars with the iron for the beds, four 8-inch howitzers with traveling carriages, six 5.5-inch howitzers,
May 3, 1798 Ordnance to be Sent to Melancton Smith Samuel Hodgdon John Bryant Hodgdon lists the ordnance that Capt. Bryant is to send to Melancton Smith in New York.
October 10, 1800 Return of US Ordnance and New York Ordnance in New York City Ebenezer Stevens [not available] A return of ordnance stores belonging to both the U.S. and the state of New York in the vicinity of New York City. Places of storage listed are Fort Jay, York Island, and "Arsenal," all belonging to the U.S., and Ellis Island, whose stores belong to New York.
November 15, 1791 Estimate of Building and Equipping Ship of Forty Guns Rated at 1300 Tons Pierce Butler Henry Knox Butler prepared an estimate for building a forty gun ship rated at 1300 tons. Included is an estimate of expenses in maintaining a crew of 350 for one year. Costs are based on present circumstances and not based on construction costs during Revolutionary War Ship will have two decks for batteries. Guns assumed to be 24 pounders, though 18 pounders would do. Suggests 4 eight inch howitzers. Will...
April 11, 1794 Howitzers for General Robertson at Nashville Henry Knox Samuel Hodgdon Hodgdon is ordered to have six 3 & 1/2 inch iron howitzers, with ammunition for 100 rounds for each piece including 25 grape or case shot, transported to Fort Pitt and then sent down the Ohio to General Robertson at Nashville.
November 26, 1798 Brass Field Pieces v. Iron Field Pieces Samuel Hodgdon James McHenry After giving his opinion as to the kinds of field pieces that should be provided to the State of New Jersey, Hodgdon states his belief that iron field pieces are as effective as brass field pieces even though they cost much less.
September 25, 1799 Request for Issue of 8-Inch Shells for Pittsburgh Samuel Hodgdon John Harris Directs delivery to John Connahy, twenty eight inch shells to make up his load for Pittsburgh.
May 17, 1798 Guns Transported to Hartford John Bryant Samuel Hodgdon The shot, shells, and five inch howitzers have been sent to Hartford. The six-pounders and three-pounders with their carriages and implements will be sent to Hartford and put on board a sloop loaded with the stores from Springfield that will sail as soon as possible.
May 16, 1798 Examine and Verify the Howitzers at Boston James McHenry Francis DaCosta DaCosta requests that the howitzers recently arrived at Boston be examined and verified.
September 25, 1799 Letter directing delivery of eight-inch shells to Pittsburgh to make up load Samuel Hodgdon Mr. Bass Letter, directs delivery of perfect eight-inch shells to Pittsburgh to make up load.
February 9, 1793 Suggestions for Repairing Howitzers Henry Knox Anthony Wayne Knox makes suggestions as to how to repair the defective howitzers because it is too costly to replace them.
August 20, 1798 [Inventory of Tools wanted for the Armoury to be established at Harpers Ferry on the Potomac in Virginia] Joseph Perkin [not available] Lists items required to stock Harper's Ferry armory.
May 25, 1798 Disposition of Cannon & Powder Samuel Hodgdon Ebenezer Stevens Hodgdon discusses the disposition of sundry cannon and adds a postscript regarding the storage of powder.
February 7, 1795 Discussion of Construction of 36 and 44 Gun Frigates, & Dangers During Launch Joshua Humphreys Timothy Pickering Letter, discusses 36 and 44 gun Frigate construction; describes dangers of launching Frigate; discusses descent of keel.
September 25, 1799 Letter directing delivery of eight-inch shells to Pittsburgh to make up load Samuel Hodgdon Mr. Bass Letter, directs delivery of perfect eight-inch shells to Pittsburgh to make up load.
July 30, 1793 Cost of Carriages John Stagg Samuel Hodgdon Included is an extract of a letter from George Fleming to Henry Knox in which Fleming wants to know the cost of the carriages made in Philadelphia for the caravan sent during February before last. He also wants to know what the carpenters in Philadelphia would charge to make carriages for 8 inch howitzers and twelve pounders. Hodgdon is directed to provide this information so the Secretary of War...
February 18, 1795 Pickering discusses artillery with Knox Timothy Pickering Henry Knox Letter, discusses testing Howitzers.
May 24, 1799 [No. 38: Duplicate] Return of Materials for Sale Rufus King [not available] Enclosed return of military stores in St. Domingo to Jamaica for sale. King requested the origin of the articles (English, French).
April 1, 1797 Statement of Brass Howitzers and Carriages Samuel Hodgdon [not available] Statement of brass howitzers and carriages as they appear in the Intendant of Stores' books.
July 21, 1797 Cannon to be Transported to Tennessee James McHenry Samuel Hodgdon Two brass six-pounders, one three-pounder, and one five-and-a- half-inch howitzer should be forwarded to Tennessee complete for service. Except for the powder which may be furnished at Knoxville, McHenry approves of the quantity and quality of the several articles of military stores so Hodgdon can make the necessary arrangements for transportation as he sees fit.
November 1, 1794 Contract for brass howitzers Tench Coxe Alexander Hamilton The Commissioner of the Revenue Office states that James Byers has applied for $400 on account of his contract for casting 10 brass howitzers.
March 1, 1798 Regarding surplus howitzers at Boston navy yard [not available] Henry Jackson There are more howitzers at the navy yard at Boston than needed for frigate Constitution. Wish is to send some to Philadelphia addressed to Tench Francis, purveyor. Requests from Captain Nicholson the number of howitzers needed for ship.