Thursday, January 24, 2013

Collecting Small Arms for the Cause

From the May 27, 2012, Fayetteville (NC) Observer "May 1862 developments."

The paper goes back to past issues to gather these stories.

Fayetteville Observer May 5, 1862:  "Sheriff Hector McNeill appt. agent by Maj. Gen. T.H. Holmes for purpose of collecting all the small in Cumberland County saying 'I appeal to the liberality and patriotism of the citizens of Cumberland to bring them forward at the earliest moment possible.  They are wanted to defend our homes.

I am instructed to purchase, beg, borrow or take."

Leaving His Options Open.  --Old Secesh

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