Court-houses, factories, public institutions, and plantations, sent theirs.
And the people furnished large quantities of old brass of every description — andirons, candlesticks, gas-fixtures, and even door-knobs.
I have seen wagon-loads of these lying at depots, waiting shipment to the foundries. --See Thirteen Months in the Rebel Army, by an impressed New Yorker (William G. Stevens), page 84.
These brazen contributions were all sent to New Orleans, where they were found by General Butler, who sent the bells to Boston, to be used for a more peaceful purpose.
They were sold at auction there in August following, by Colonel N. A. Thompson, who prefaced the sale by a patriotic speech.
Ten days before Beauregard's appeal for bell-metal, his Surgeon-General, Dr. Choppin, whom he had sent to New Orleans, after the fall of Fort Donelson, for the purpose, issued in that city the following characteristic address to his Creole brethren:
soldiers of New Orleans: You are awa