Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Fayetteville Chosen As Site of N.C. Civil War History Center

From the March 15, 2014, Fayetteville (NC) Observer by Chick Jacobs.

Nearly 150 years ago, Union General Sherman ordered the Fayetteville Armory to be completely destroyed, but now, a $65 million history center is planned to be built.

Friday, the Cumberland Community Foundation announced that it will be built next to the Arsenal's footprint.  The new center will replace the current Museum of the Cape Fear.

In March 1865, Sherman ordered that no stone of the arsenal be left standing and Army engineers began a slow, methodical demolition. When they were through, nothing remained except piles of rubble, some of which can still be seen.

--Old Secesh

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