Kenansville in Duplin County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Confederate States Armory
—Confederate Lifeline —
Kenansville’s Cowan Museum displays an iron metalworking block once used at the armory. The Kenansville Sword, identified by the letters CSA in the hand guard, is the best known of the Froelich swords and the only one clearly identifiable as having been produced
Liberty Hall, the Kenan family home, was built in the first half of the 1800s. It has been fully restored to reflect the lifestyle of the mid-19th century. You can tour the main house, ten out-buildings, and the gardens.
Admission fee. Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10-4; Sun., 2-4. (Closed Mon., Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.)
(lower left) Confederate staff and field officer’s sword and scabbard manufactured by Froelich and Company, Confederate States Armory, Kenansville, North Carolina — Courtesy Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, Va.
(upper right) Confederate States Armory sword guard cast in letters CSA, Confederate States Armory, Kenansville, North Carolina — Courtesy Liberty Hall, Kenansville, N.C.
Erected by North Carolina Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the North Carolina Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 34° 57.438′ N, 77° 58.223′ W. Marker is in Kenansville, North Carolina, in Duplin County. Marker is at Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kenansville NC 28349, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Confederate States Armory (a few steps from this marker); Confederate Armory (a few steps from this marker); Henry L. Stevens, Jr. (approx. 7½ miles away); The War Comes to Warsaw (approx. 7½ miles away); Veteran’s Memorial (approx. 9½ miles away); James Kenan (approx. 10.3 miles away); Duplin Old Courthouse Site (approx. 10.3 miles away); Samson L. Faison (approx. 14½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kenansville.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 19, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 290 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 19, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.