Mineral resources in Virginia
- As it appears to be related to the discussion of theatres of war, the
following is an interesting excerpt from an online article concerning
the South's gunpowder 'war' by Jack Trammell dated July 30, 2005:
"In the case of the Army of Northern Virginia, Lee's quartermasters
and supply officers also benefited from the fact that two-thirds of
the immediately available mineral resources of the Confederacy were in
I'm not sure how true this might be.