Edenton in Chowan County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Edenton Bell Battery C.S.A.
The 12-pounder howitzer Saint Paul, foundry #1533, was captured at the Battle of town Creek in Brunswick County, N.C., on February 20, 1865 and is on loan from the Old Fort Niagara Association of New York. The Saint Paul was poured primarily from the bell of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. The 6-pdr gun Edenton, foundry number #1531, was surrendered at Greensboro, N.C. on May 26, 1865 and is on loan from Shiloh National Military Park of the National Park Service. The Edenton was poured primarily from the bell of the 1767 Chowan County Courthouse. The Muzzles of each of the cannon indicated the foundry number and the distinctive "EB" for "Edenton Battery". The location of the two remaining cannon of the Edenton Bell Battery is unknown.
Erected 2001 by Edenton Historical Commission 2001 and 2006.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 36° 3.347′ N, 76° 36.576′ W. Marker is in Edenton, North Carolina, in Chowan County. Marker is on South Broad Street, on the right when traveling south. Located on the waterfront at the end of Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Edenton NC 27932, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within Edenton (a few steps from this marker); Escape Via Maritime Underground Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); Our Confederate Dead (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Roanoke River Lighthouse (about 500 feet away); Bought in France for N.C. (about 500 feet away); Francis Corbin (approx. 0.3 miles away); Edenton Tea Party (approx. 0.3 miles away); James Iredell, Jr (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edenton.
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia Bell Battery. The Edenton Bell Battery, 3rd Battalion North Carolina Light Artillery Company B, were originally recruited in March 1862 as the Albemarle Artillery by Edenton lawyer William Badham, Jr., as most of the men were from North Carolina's Albemarle Sound area. Drilled as artillery at Richmond, Virginia in April and May, 1862, the unit found themselves in danger of being designated an infantry company, because of the scarcity of cannon available to outfit battery companies. A captain was dispatched back to Edenton for help. (Submitted on August 24, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Alabama, USA.)
2. Ketcham's Alabama Battery at Shiloh. NOT related to the Edenton Battery. The gun numbered 1531 was originally on display next to the Ketcham's battery marker at Shiloh. A replica is there today. (Submitted on April 1, 2012, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 24, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 1,909 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 24, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.