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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

April 08, 1862

New Ways to make Cannon and Shoes

The Southern Federal Union of Milledgeville reprinted two items which showed the shortages affecting the South - and suggestions to remedy them - one by melting down church bells to make cannon, and another to use rawhide to make shoes.

Image of New Ways to make Cannon and Shoes Southern Federal Union
Digital Library of Georgia
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Image of New Ways to make Cannon and Shoes Southern Federal Union
Digital Library of Georgia
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