Thursday, March 20, 2014

Ghost Tower

This is what an arsenal looks like after being destroyed in wartime. Remnants of the Fayetteville Arsenal, Fayetteville, North Carolina. In mid-winter 1865, retreating Confederates dismantled and removed as much equipment as they could.  Elements of Sherman's army did the rest after marching into town on March 11, 1865.
Ghost outline of the north side of the Fayetteville Arsenal on March 11, 2014 -- the same date, only 149 years years later, that Sherman came calling.  
For comparison -- Little Rock Arsenal, Little Rock, Arkansas, April 7, 2013. 
Fayetteville Arsenal layout. 
Fayetteville Arsenal Ghost Tower.

I just learned a few days ago that on or near these grounds will soon be built North Carolina's new $65 million Civil War History Center. Here's a pertinent article about it.

Today's Rune: Harvest.  

1 comment:

Charles Gramlich said...

gotta love new museum construction!