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Virginia State Gun Factory

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Virginia State Gun Factory   Fredericksburg Virginia 1775  

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Esablished by Act of July 1775, Council of State, which authorized Col. Fielding Lewis and Major Charles Dick, Commissioners, "to form, establish and conduct a Manufactory of Small Arms." Major Dick remained the "director" throughout its period of activity, 1776 to 1783. In the spring of 1782, 19 workmen and 5 apprentices were employed, but be February, 1783 the payroll had declined to but 3 hands. See also Fredericksburg Gun Factory.