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Powder Grinding Wheels

 
 
Powder Grinding Wheels - Front image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
1. Powder Grinding Wheels - Front
Inscription. These wheels used by the Confederacy to grind gunpowder at Augusta, Ga in 1863-1864 were made in Woolwich, England and were shipped on the blockade runner "Spray," via Mobile. After the war Gen. Miles purchased them for use at Sycamore Powder Mills, Cheatham County. They were exhibited at the Tennessee Centennial Exposition in 1897.
 
Erected 1969 by The Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County. (Marker Number 15.)
 
Location. 36° 9.176′ N, 86° 48.821′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is on Park Plaza, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Nashville TN 37203, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Major Wilbur Fisk Foster (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Nashville Parthenon (approx. mile away); The Parthenon (approx. mile away); Federal Defenses (approx. 0.3 miles away); Battle of Nashville (approx. 0.3 miles away but has been reported missing); John W. Thomas (approx. 0.3 miles away); United Nations Visit To Nashville (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lieutenant James Simmons Timothy (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
Also see . . .
Powder Grinding Wheels - Back image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
2. Powder Grinding Wheels - Back
 Never for Want of Powder. The Confederate Powder Works in Augusta, Georgia. A book published by the University of South Carolina Press. (Submitted on December 12, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar, US Civil
 
Powder Grinding Wheels image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
3. Powder Grinding Wheels
Powder Grinding Wheels image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
4. Powder Grinding Wheels
Powder Grinding Wheels with Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
5. Powder Grinding Wheels with Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 11, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,773 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 11, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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