Cannonballs and Arkansas

60 Tons of “Coercion” vs. “No Submission”

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Watertown Arsenal circa 1847

From The New-York Times April 9, 1861:

CANNON BALLS SHIPPED TO NEW-YORK.

BOSTON, Monday, April 8.

Six car loads of twenty-four pound cannon balls, weighing 60 tons, left the United States Arsenal, at Watertown, on Saturday afternoon, for New-York.

From The New-York Times April 9, 1861:

STATE OF FEELING IN ARKANSAS.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., Monday, April 8.

The State Rights Party to-day raised a large flag containing fifteen stars, the State arms, and red and white stripes, and the mottoes: “No submission to the North” and “Southern Rights.” Much opposition was manifested by the Union men to this proceeding, and they displayed from the Court house a National flag, with thirty-four stars. An immense crowd assembled, which was addressed by Secessionists and Unionists.

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34 stars for the Arkansas unionists

You can read about the Watertown, Massachusetts Arsenal at Wikipedia

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