From the Richmond Dispatch, 12/21/1861, p. 2, c. 2
Ordnance. – A beautiful 12-pound
howitzer, cast at the foundry of J. R. Anderson & Co., in this city, has been
deposited at the Central depot for transportation to the command of Lieutenant
Colonel Turner Ashby. It will doubtless be skillfully used in shelling out
compliments to the Yankees across the Potomac.
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