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from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: North
Carolina Union Civil War Regiments, Edenton Bell Battery, 3rd North
Carolina Mounted Infantry, List of North Carolina Civil War
Confederate Units, 50th North Carolina Regiment, 26th North
Carolina Regiment, 46th North Carolina Infantry Regiment, List of
North Carolina Union Civil War Regiments. Excerpt: Edenton Bell
Battery refers to an artillery unit from North Carolina that served
for the Confederate States of America in the American Civil War,
the four named guns the unit served throughout the war, and to an
American Civil War reenactment group based in Edenton, North
Carolina inspired by the original unit. The Edenton Bell Battery,
3rd Battalion North Carolina Light Artillery Company B, were
originally recruited in March 1862 as the Albemarle Artillery by
Edenton lawyer William Badham, Jr., as most of the men were from
North Carolina's Albemarle Sound area. Drilled as artillery at
Richmond, Virginia in April and May, 1862, the unit found
themselves in danger of being designated an infantry company,
because of the scarcity of cannon available to outfit battery
companies. A captain was dispatched back to Edenton for help. Early
in the war, Confederate leader P.G.T. Beauregard, recognizing the
immediate need for large metal sources for artillery pieces,
suggested one expedient would be for local communities to donate
bells from churches, courthouses, and other institutions. A song,
"Melt the Bells," widely reprinted in southern presses, inspired
many in Chowan and surrounding counties to donate bells for
recasting. After four bells from the Edenton, North Carolina area
were offered, the Albemarle Artillery was renamed the Edenton Bell
Battery. The Tredegar Iron Works in Richmond, Virginia melted down
the bells and recast them into f... More:
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