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Statement of the numb.r of fortifications which have been built on the Atlantic coast and Gulf of Mexico, fr.—Continued.
Designation of the work, and State in which located.
Garrison in peace, companies.
Garrison in war, number of men.
Estimated cost of construction or
Amount expended for construction
Amount required to complete or
32-pounders. 24-pounders. 18-pounders. 12-pounders.
8-inch howitzers, heavy.
8-inch howitzers, light.
10-inch mortars, heavy,
10-inch mortars, light.
8-inch mortars, light.
16-inch stone mortars.
Total number of guns.
Class E.-Works to be commenced after those in
1. New Fort Preble, Portland harbor, Me*
18155,000 8 15 18
$200,000 16 30 33
* Expected to be completed within about one year after the amounts required to complete shall have been appropriated. | Works have been projected for these positions.
1 These estimates are conjectural.
Statement of the number of fortifications which have been built on the Atlantic coast and Gulf of Mexico, 47.—Continued.
CLASS F.-Works to be commenced last of all.
H. Rep. Com. 86422
30. Works for harbors and towns between New
Haven and New York, CL..... 31. Works in Gardiner's bay, Long Teland sound,
island, N. Y............
* Expected to be completed within about one year after the amounts required to complete shall have been appropriated. | These estimates are conjectural.
Works have been projected for these positions. GENERAL REMARKS. In estimating for peace garrisons, it is considered disadvantageous to discipline to break up the companies when it can be avoided. Several works are reckoned as requiring peace garrisons, though they will not, at our present rate of progress, be prepared for troops for some years. Some of these garrisons might, on an emergency, be reduced for a time; but the force proposed should be regarded generally as the minimum proper to secure our ports from insult and keep watch over the military property. The garrisons, as stated, amount to forty-seven and a balf companies for the Atlantic and Gulf seaboard, independent of Tampa Bay and the city of New Orleans.
The works that have been under repair of class A, and those of class B, may all be regarded as completed as respects efficiency. The expenditures still required'have relation, niost generally, to matters of accommodation of troops, to storehouses, sea walls, wharves, and roads; to repairs of perishable portions; to the substitution of permanent for certain decaying materials ; to preservation of sites from the action of the sea, &c.
The amounts given in the column under the head of expended for construction or repair, include all the appropriations heretofore made. In some cases balances of these appropriations remain, and are in course of expenditure.
225 84, 272, 138 $3,583, 742
$1,719, 126 2, 332, 904 1, 364,351 1, 249,064
Classes and description of works.
Garrison in peace-compa
Garrison in war-number of
Estimated cost of construc
tion or repair.
Amount expended for con
struction or repair.
Amount required to com
plete or construct.
Total number of guns.
Estimated cost of armament,
including 100 rounds of ammunition.
Class A. -Old works repaired
16 8, 225
13, 172, 966
471 39, 400 33, 129, 626 20, 659, 536
12, 470, 090
Deduct value of ordnance and ammunition now on hand
Amount still required for armament of the first five classes
Class F.-Works to be commenced last of all.
473 62,300 44,958, 626 20, 659,536
24, 299, 090 | 12, 685
8, 345, 066