From the Richmond Examiner, 5/18/1863
THE DAMAGE TO THE TREDEGAR WORKS. – We learn that the
proprietors of the Tredegar Iron Works have not allowed a single hand at their
works to be thrown out of employment by the conflagration which destroyed
several of the departments. The day after the fire the workmen received liberal
offers from the proprietors of other works, but with the assurance of General
Anderson that continuous employment would be furnished them, they declined to
abandon their present employer.
As we anticipated, a large proportion of the machinery and
tools in the shops burned, has been rescued, very slightly the worse for the
heat to which they were exposed. The rebuilding has already been commenced, and
in a few weeks the whole complement of works will be in operation again.
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