Former Pittsylvania County resident and Civil War buff, Will Melton of Middlebury, VT, has notified The Packet of his visit to the Springfield Armory, a National Park Service facility at Springfield, Massachusetts. He viewed four (4) Confederate Army carbines that were manufactured by Bilharz, Hall & Co. at their gun factory in Chatham during the Civil War. The printed museum guide lists them thusly:
The Packet says “Thanks, Will” and recommends a visit to the Springfield Armory to any member who happens to be in that area. It will afford some insight into some items that represent Pittsylvania's contribution to the Confederate war effort.
Pittsylvania's Eighteenth-Century Grist Mills
Pittsylvania's Nineteenth-Century Grist Mills
Thirty-Nine Lashes, Well Laid On
Pittsylvania County's Historic Courthouse
Clement: History of Pittsylvania County
Fitzgerald: Pittsylvania: Homes and People of the Past
Hurt: Eighteenth Century Landmarks of Pittsylvania County
Hurt: An Intimate History of the American Revolution in Pittsylvania County
Dodson: Footprints from the Old Survey Books
Byrd: Histories of the Dividing Line Betwixt Virginia and North Carolina
Jones: Tales About People in a Small Town
Herman Melton's online articles are posted by Mitchells Publications and the Sims-Mitchell House as part of an effort to document Pittsylvania County, Chatham, and Danville, Virginia.
Copyright © 1996–2005 Herman E. Melton.