Saturday, February 9, 2013

Civil War Manufacturing Plant to Be Preserved

From the Dec. 24, 2012, Myrtle Beach Online, AP.

Preservation is to start on the Endor Iron Furnace, near Sanford, North Carolina, which helped supply munitions to the Confederacy.  Free and slave laborers worked at the furnace turning iron ore, limestone and charcoal into pig iron that then was shipped by rail or barge to Fayetteville, NC, where it was refined into nails, rails, wheels, cannonballs and guns.

The owners were profiteers and it was shut down after the war.

It is on a 400 acre recreation area and $1 million is set aside for the preservation.

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