from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The line-officer third in rank on a United States man-of-war. He has general charge and supervision of the guns, small-arms, ammunition, etc., but not of the drill.
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Artillery, learned that her son Fred had been the ordnance-officer in charge of the arsenal, and had of course fled with Hardee's army.
All arms and public property to be deposited at Greensboro ', and delivered to an ordnance-officer of the United States Army.
Take with you the twelve mortars, with their ammunition, and all the thirty-pound Parrotts the ordnance-officer will supply.
Artillery, acting ordnance-officer, on the 20th; Captain Symonds was already on duty as the commissary of subsistence; Captain O.
Lieutenant James, a fine, gallant fellow, who was ordnance-officer on my staff, asked leave to arm the orderlies and clerks with some muskets which he had found in the depot, to which I consented; he marched them into the magazine, issued cartridges, and marched back to the depot to assist in its defense.
C. Neely, ordnance-officer; Jenney and Pitzman, engineers.