Historic Markers Across Georgia



Confederate Powder Works



Marker ID: GHM 121-20
Location: Broad Street at the Augusta Canal, Augusta, GA
County: Richmond
Coordinates: N 33° 29.009    W 081° 59.419
  33.48349    -81.99031
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM7AB8
Confederate Powder Works Marker
Photo by Ken Moser



Text:

Obelisk chimney one-third mile (from here) marks center of Confederate Powder Works which extended two miles along the river and was the principal powder factory in the South during the War. It supplied Confederate armies with abundant gunpowder of the highest quality then made, and was said to be the second largest powder factory then in the world, manufacturing a total of 2,750,000 pounds during the three years that it operated. Erected by Colonel George W. Rains for the Confederate Government shortly after the outbreak of the War and operated by him until April 18, 1865.

GHM 121-20 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1956



Obelisk chimney at the Confederate Powder Works
Confederate Powder Works
Photo by Ken Moser



 

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