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Thirteen months in the rebel army is an account by a northerner who worked in the rebel ordinance (among other things) and later defected. I believe they also had some northerners as engineers in Charleston and managing Lee's logistics. So I would not rule out sabotage.
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Thirteen months in the rebel army is an account by a northerner who worked in the rebel ordinance (among other things) and later defected. I believe they also had some northerners as engineers in Charleston and managing Lee's logistics. So I would not rule out sabotage.
Many Northerners joined the Confederate forces and served well. That would seem to hold for other capacities as well. The reverse was also true, with many men from Confederate states taking the Union's side.

Your position linking behavior to where a man came from doesn't hold water in this case I'm afraid.

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Ignoring the service of Bushrod Johnson, Otho Strahl, Roswell Ripley, Franklin Gardner, Samuel Cooper, John Pemberton, and Daniel Frost, all northerners who gave distinguished service or held important positions for the Confederacy.
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Ignoring the service of Bushrod Johnson, Otho Strahl, Roswell Ripley, Franklin Gardner, Samuel Cooper, John Pemberton, and Daniel Frost, all northerners who gave distinguished service or held important positions for the Confederacy.
May I add Jed Hotchkiss?
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You may. I forgot about him. I might add Charles Clark for Shiloh.
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There was no way Southern industry to produce fuses that were mathematically precise.
The process of consistently making fuses the exact same could have been easily achieved between Confederate arsenals. The Confederate Ordnance Corps probably over looked the need until they started mixing shipments.
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The process of consistently making fuses the exact same could have been easily achieved between Confederate arsenals. The Confederate Ordnance Corps probably over looked the need until they started mixing shipments.
However each Confederate arsenal had been, like the depot systems for uniform and clothing, tooled to support the local army or department.

The Charleston fuses burned longer because they were intended to be used in shells for coastal artillery.
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