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Enclosure: Inventory of Artillery, 17 December 1775

Enclosure

Inventory of Artillery

[17 December 1775]

List of Mortars and Cannon brought from Ticonderoga Decr 10th 1775.

Mortars  Diameter of the bore   Length
Inches Feet Inches
 2 Cohorns  5 7/10   1   4
 4 do  4 1/2 Brass   1   1
 1 Mortar  8 1/2   2
 1 do  7 1/2   2
 8  One trunion wanting but
not damag’d1
Mortars
 1  6 1/2   1  10
 1 10   3   6
 1 10 1/4 Iron   3   6
 3 13 2 3 1 3 Feet 22
 6
Howitzers
 1 Howitzer  8   3   4
 1 do  8 1/4 Iron   3   4
 2
Cannon
 8
 3 pounders 3 1/20
 6 ditto 3 7/10 Brass
18 ditto 5 1/2
24 ditto 5 11/12
  3   6
 
 3   4   6
 1   8   3
 1 Short   5   6
13
Cannon
 6
 6 ditto     3 7/10
 9 ditto 4 4/10
12 ditto 4 3/4 Iron
18 do 5 1/2
18 do 5 1/2
  9   7
 4   8   4
 6   9
 7 Dble Fortfd   9
 3 Long  11
26

1 Large Barrell Flints

23 Boxes Lead—about 100 lb. each

List of Cannon Stores &c. order’d from N. York November 27th 1775

  • 12 dble Fortified Iron 4 pounders
  • 2 Brass six pounders
  • 5 Tons 24 pound Shot
  • 5 Tons 18 pound shot
  • 5 Tons 13 Inch Shells
  • 10 Tons 10 do
  • 10 Tons 8 do
  • 5 Tons 7 do

Port fire compositions & Quick Matches

All the carcasses, Altho’ it is ⟨doubtful⟩ if there are any.

Orderd from the same place December 17th 1775.

  • 500 13 Inch Shells
  • 200 5 7/10 do
  • 400 4½ do

Collo. McDougal mention’d doubtfully that he thought there were some carcasses at a place near N. York I order’d if there were any for the whole to be forwarded, but I have Since heard there were but few & they must be provided elswhere.

D, in Knox’s writing, DLC:GW.

1This notation apparently pertains to the 7½-inch mortar.

2Two of the 13-inch mortars were apparently 3 feet long and the third one was apparently 3 feet 2 inches long.

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