Friday, January 18, 2013

Melting the Bells for the Cause

Continuing from the previous post.

APRIL 21, 1862--  John Shrortridge was in Fayetteville from Rockbridge with that towns' bells (the church, courthouse, factory and hotel) and 500 pounds of lead pipe from the factory.

Charlotte gave their town clock bells.

APRIL 28, 1862--  They are urging farmers to plant a full crop of corn.  A full crop of cotton is in and there is no sale for it.  There is plenty of cotton also.  The Army and people need corn "...it is the duty of patriotism to make it abundant."

The War On the Homefront.  --Old Secesh

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