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US Ordnance (USA) US Civil War

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  • Brig. Gen. Stephen Vincent Benet (1827 - 1895)
    Born January 22, 1827. He was a career military officer who fought through the Civil War, eventually being promoted through the ranks to Brigadier General and Chief of United States Army Ordnance. He w...

Ordnance was provided by a number of facilities during the Civil War. Also under the jurisdiction of the Army came West Point as it became an arsenal and a weapons training facility as well as a school of war.