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2013-02-08 12:22:53

RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On April 16, 1861 at 4:30 a.m., a 10-inch Tredegar mortar was fired upon Fort Sumter. From that day on, Tredegar Iron Works became known as the "Ironmaker to the Confederacy" supplying over half of all munitions and cannon used for its war effort. By the summer of 1863, General Robert E. Lee was mobilizing his army for assaults on northern soil. Under Joseph Reid Anderson's direction, Tredegar Iron Works was able to recycle old cannon...