Gift of Mrs. William Schock,
John A. Holmes, Jr.,
and Fielding Lewis Holmes, 1987 The muskets made at the Fredericksburg Gunnery were marked "FREDG" above the date of manufacture. These iron musket fragments, a lockplate and a trigger guard, were found in the Fredericksburg area.
In May, 1777, a visitor to the gunnery reported that "about 20 Muskets, complete with Bayonets, are made here in a Week. About 60 persons are employed... The Muskets made here are excellent, lighter than the English, carry an Ounce Ball, & cost the Manufacturer about £4 10/ Virginia Currency or 15 Dollars."