Only Confederate armory not destroyed by Federal forces. Colonel Gorgas (Confederate) ordnance chief, had carbine shop moved here into Tallassee Manufacturing Company mill in spring 1864 as war threatened Richmond, Virginia armory. War ended before plant neared goal of 6,000 carbines per year. In 1864 Rousseau's raid bypassed it. 1865: forces under General Wilson (Union) misled by faulty map, marched 10 miles east; threat of Forrest (Confederate) barred their return.
bela tomada desta construção histórica!-LIKE-Saudações do Niels Ant
This is not the Tallassee Confederate Armory. It is the 1852 Tallassee Mill. The Tallassee Confederate Armory was located in the 1844 Tallassee Mill. In 1864-1865, the 1844 Mill (not pictured here) was used as the Confederate Armory. The 1844 Tallassee Mill/1864-1865 Tallassee Confederate Armory is a two-story stone building, behind the 1852 Mill. It is intact; in 2011, to preserve it, we put a new metal roof on it, at a cost of $30,000. Thanks.
William E. (Bill) Goss, Historian, Talisi Historical Preservation Society (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thanks. I will correct the name.
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Photo taken in Tallassee, AL 36078, USA
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