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forbearance was not their strong suit…

          In the December 21st, 1861 issue of Harper’s Weekly, the following article appeared on page 806, with images to accompany it. Despite the fact that anyone who has ever fired a large gun could tell you that the particular layout shown in the left-hand image would be…problematic, if you will…the […]

contract and keel – 150 years ago today!

The ink was barely dry on the following document 150 years ago – today – when they laid the keel for Ericsson’s Battery at Continental Iron Works in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.   This agreement made and entered into this twenty-fifth day of October A.D. 1861 by and between Thomas F. Rowland Agent in behalf of the […]