Friday, January 18, 2013

Fayetteville, NC, Is All In for the Cause: Melt Down Those Bells

From the April 29, 2012, Fayetteville (NC) Observer "The Civil War 150th Anniversary: April 1862 developments."

The April 14, 1862, Fayetteville Observer was discussing using bells to make cannons.  A count shows there are five Fayetteville churches and five factories that had bells.  Also, there was the town bell and two others at the Foundry and Arsenal.

The Observer recommends leaving the town and Arsenal bells, which can easily be heard.  All the others could be donated to the war effort.  These other bells, when melted down, could easily make an artillery battery which could be called the Cumberland (name of the county) Artillery.

All In.  --Old Secesh

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