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What was brought tallassee Alabama to fame during the civil war times?

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2010-11-26 01:29:47

Tallassee had one of three civil war armories. General Wilson

made it a mission to destroy all three. He had an old map of the

Tallassee area and crossed the river a couple of miles above where

the armory actually was. While crossing the river his arm was

caught by Confederate Homeguard and Franklin Academy cadets. Wilson

moved on to Columbus, Ga without destroying the Tallassee Armory.

It is reportedly the only standing civil war armory left in the


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