|DACS Field Name||Value|
|2.1: Reference Code:||us-gaua-06-09|
|2.2: Repository Location :||Reese Library Special Collections, Augusta State University 2500 Walton Way, Augusta GA. 30904-2200|
|2.3: Title:||Ruby M. McCrary Pfadenhauer papers Series III Collection no. 06-09|
|2.4: Date:||1827-1872 bulk :1836-1838|
|2.5: Extent:||1 Hollinger box, 1 flat box.|
|2.6: Creator:||Pfadenhauer, Ruby M. McCrary|
|3.1: Scope and Content:||Papers relating to the administration of the Augusta Arsenal from 1827 to 1872. The bulk of the papers cover administrative details prior to the Civil War and included a copy of the deed transferring the Arsenal from Federal control to the City of Augusta.|
|3.2: System and Arrangement:||Box of folders, folders of items. Flat Box of Ledgers|
|2.7: Administrative / Biographical History:||On September 16, 1925, Ruby Mabry was appointed as a clerk in the Ordnance Department at the Augusta Arsenal, Augusta, Georgia. She served in this capacity and later as Secretary to the Commander and Public Information Officer for over 29 years. As part of her job duties as Public Information Officer, Ruby M. Pfadenhauer served as Historian and Special Writer of Augusta Arsenal. She reviewed all files of incoming and outgoing correspondence, reports, etc. and made decisions as to the importance of contents with respect to their incorporation into historical and statistical reports as well as to their retention in the permanent historical records. The arsenal records she preserved date from its establishment in 1816 to its closure in March, 1955. Mrs. Pfadenhauer used this documentation and additional research on the history of the arsenal in preparation for writing her histories. This particular cache of papers was given by Mrs. Pfadenhauer to Arthur Ray Rowland and was donated by him to Special Collections Reese Library in 2005 with the understanding that they would be considered part of the materials already donated by Mrs. Pfadenhauer|
|4.1: Access:||no restrictions|
|4.5: Language and Scripts of the Materials:||English|
Box 1 of 2
Folder 1: 1 itemBox 2 of 2
Letter to Major M. M. Payne dated 4/30/1827 from Bvt. Col. G. Momford discussing directions for the handling of funds from sale of arms in Columbia December last.
Folder 2: 1 item
Letter to Maj. M.M. Payne 8/4/1827 from G. Momford. Bvt. Lt. Col. Discussing mistakes or discrepancies in last quarters accounts.
Folder 3: 1 item
Letter to Maj. M. M. Payne 10/13/1827 from Bvt. Col. G. Momford discusses Arsenal’s lack of funding
Folder 4: 1 item (comprising of two double folded sheets)
Letter to Maj. M. M. Payne 11/14/1827 from Bvt. Col. G. Momford: Momford regrets that his order no. 54 has “the effect to remove Payne from the ordinance service.”
Folder 5: 1 item
Letter to Maj. A.C.W. Fanning dated 1 ( [illegible]) 19/1829 from G. Momford Bvt. Col. discussing state of accounts.
Folder 6: 2 items
1. Receipt to Maj. A. C. W. Fanning by D. W. Beadon [illegible] for arms to the state of South Carolina dated 2/ 12/1829
2. Letter to Maj. AC. W. Fanning 2/18/1829 from Bvt. Col. G. Momford. Accounts received have been adjusted at the Treasury to the sum of $793.78. $288.27 remains to be spent on new construction
Folder 7: 1 item (2 double folded sheets)
Letter to Lt. Col. A. C. W. Fanning dated 5/2/1829 from Bvt. Col. G. Momford going over Fanning’s handling of the Arsenal accounts in depth.
Folder 8: 1 item
Letter to Capt. G. M. Gardiner 5/5/1829 from Bvt. Col. G. Momford discusses by which order the Arsenal may aid the Governor of Georgia and/or the state.
Folder 9: 11 items
1. Order for Supplies no. 218
To Maj. N. Baden
2. Order for Supplies no. 217
To Maj. N. Baden
3. Letter S. Cooper to Maj. N. Baden
Baden will remain in charge of the Augusta Arsenal until relived by an Officer of the Army
4. Letter Capt. J.A.J. Bradford to Maj. N. Baden
Transmitting an invoice of 500 sets of military accouterments.
5. Order dated 5/13/1838
To William H. Betts from Lt. Col. J. [illegible] by what authority _____Company F. _________Arsenal in Augusta
6. Order for Supplies no.81
To Lt. William H.Betts
7. Order for Supplies no. 82
Written 5/29/18388. Order for Supplies no. 83
To Lt. William H. Betts
To Lt. William H. Betts
9. Order for Supplies no. 94
To Lt. William H. Betts
10. Order for Supplies no. 97
To Lt. William H. Betts
11. Written 7/20/1838
Lt. M. L. Shackleford to Lt. William H. Betts or Commander of officers at Augusta
Cover letter for the descriptive role, pay and clothing account of Pvt. Patrick Cronan
Folder 10: 1 item
Letter to Capt. E. Harding from Capt. [illegible] Sibley dated 12/4/1838. Sibley will not authorize the cover of Harding’s travel expenses
Folder 11: 2 items
1. Letter dated 12/8/1838 to. Capt. E. Harding from D. Butler M.B.M. Says that by Harding’s orders he will set out by 15 January and will gather as much information on a certain subject (unnamed) as possible
2. Letter from Butler to Harding (date unclear) Gives report of seeing Mrs. Harding in good health. Reports that Harding will not get price he had hoped for his furniture as “cash is scarce in that town” [Mobile]. Lines on various other people for example “Welsh is dead.” This could be part of a longer letter now missing.
Folder 12: 2 items
1. Letter to Capt. E. Harding dated 12/8/1838 from G. Momford Col. of Ordinance respecting the enlistment of men. Harding is to defer enlisting men.
2. Letter to Capt. E. Harding dated 12/8/1838 from [illegible] Jones [ [illegible]] to send troops lying at Augusta Arsenal to Florida.
Folder 13: 1 item
Letter to Capt. E. Harding dated 12/10/1838 from [illegible] Jones [illegible] Post returns no longer need to be transmitted to the Adjutant General’s Office. Returns will be resumed when troops of the line are present at the arsenal
Folder 14: 1 item
An agreement dated 2/15/1838 between Lieutenant W.M.C. Betts and K. Kilburn. Kilburn has the lease of land known as Arsenal lot 1 for 1 year from 2/15/1838 to 2/15/1839 for a rent of $110.00. Kilburn is authorized to cultivate the land, that no damage will be done to any buildings, and no timber or trees will be cut down. The Arsenal shall at all times have access with a wagon and horse to the Magazine in said land. Signed by principles and witnesses.
Folder 15: 2 items
1. Letter to commanding officer Augusta Arsenal from 1st. Lt. Ch. D. Burke. Whitehall KY 12/30/1839 respecting the Certificate for Pension furnished Corpl. Brooke of Comp. 2. “Lieutenant Burke” 1st Artillery to Captain Harding with respect to Corpl. Brooks discharge.
2. Letter to Capt. E. Harding dated 12/ 3( [illegible])/ 1838 from Lt. and A. D. C. William Grandin relaying instructions from General Taylor about the supply of Fort ( [illegible]) and Fort Brooke Tampa Bay
Folder 16: 2 items
1. Letter to Capt. E. Harding dated 12/26/1838 from J. Clark dealing with state of ordinance at Fort Jackson and Fort Wood. Both are in bad condition. Clark suggests it will be easy for Harding to visit and conduct a site inspection though Clark has been unable to visit for two years.
2. Letter to Capt. E. Harding from Lt.2 Acting Ordinance Officer John C. Pemberton dated 12/17/ 1838. Pemberton is reporting for instructions relative to St. Augustine Depot. He has only 3 workman under his command, an inadequate number to care for the armaments in storage. He reports that many items are covered in mold and asks for permission to hire additional staff
Folder 17: 1 item
Letter Capt. E. Harding from F. L. Colelasen [illegible] dated 12/27/1838 asking for Harding’s recommendation to an assignment at the Augusta Arsenal.
Folder 18: 2 items
1. Payroll for Augusta Arsenal for January 1837
2. Payroll for Augusta Arsenal for February 1837
Folder 19: 2 items
1. October return of laboratory stores on hand dated 10/31/1863 divided by chemical department and arsenal store.
2. Monthly return of chemical department signed P ( [illegible]) B. Wilson ( [illegible]) Dept. October 1863
Folder 20: 2 items
1. Letter from W.W. L. Bliss to Capt. [illegible] Ramsay dated 7/9/1840 Letter acknowledges receipt of letter from Ramsay in which Ramsay reported relieving Capt. Harding in his duties at Augusta Arsenal
2. Order 8/1/1840 Complaint received about bacon results in a call for a Board of Inquiry to assemble 8/23/1840. The composition of the board is outlined.
Folder 21: 6 items
1. Orders for the Augusta Arsenal issued by Capt. J.R. Vinton on his assumption of command. Dated 11/30/1844
2. Abstract of purchases paid for at Augusta Arsenal Georgia in the quarter ending on the [illegible] by 1st. Lieut. W. G. Waller
3. Order dated 11/30/1844 Clearer copy of order housed in folder 14 number one of this collection
4. Unidentified diagram, possibly of a plot of land or a building but unlikely as all sides are precise.
5. Letter dated 12/13/1844 and received 12/13/1844 to Lieut. Laleota from Lt. F.O. Wyse in reference to the appointments of various individuals
6. Letter to Capt. J. R. Vinton dated 12/9/1844 from L. Thomas. A letter from Lieut. Talbot, Ordinance Department protests the appointment of Lieut. Wyse to act as assistant commissary of subsistence. The Commissary General of subsistence endorses Talbot’s opinion and quotes the supporting regulations.
Folder 22: 1 item
Special Requisition for ordinance for Battery on Green Island [illegible] Written by Capt. Read, commander of Camp [illegible]
Folder 23: 1 item comprised of two single sheets
No. 40 (original) Special Requisition for CW Styles Company [illegible] Minute Men stationed at Camp Spalding Darien, Georgia.
Folder 24: 1 item
Deed recording the sale of the Augusta Arsenal by the United States to the city of Augusta. Dated 31st October 1872 no. 5380 (duplicate copy)
Ledger sheets–Return of Ordinance and Ordinance Stores for Augusta Arsenal under the command of Major M.M. Payne
Abstract of Articles purchased at the Augusta Arsenal during the 4th quarter 1838