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Anvil of Ceres: The Confederate Foundry at Waller Creek
N MONTHS AFTER FT. SUMTER, IN THE CONFEDERACY'S WESTERNMOST state the Texas legislature enacted the means to acquire ordnance for protection of the state and the new country that it had joined in March 186 . The Ninth Legislature created a board with the authority to cast artillery and obtain other implements of war. Known as the Texas Military Board, it used money and state assets to establish, in Austin, a foundry on the banks of Waller Creek where the board hoped to produce military ordnancedoi:10.15781/t2n58d38w fatcat:tzq7hynf2jhyjhcvdilymqed44