NP, ARG 5/4/1861

From the Arkansas State Gazette (Little Rock)
May 4, 1861
Memphis Cannon Shop
   We have been presented with a six-pound cannon shot cast at the Memphis & Charleston rail road machine shop, "for home protection." It is an admirable success, being perfectly round and smooth; and would palpably be a very ugly customer, if hurled from one of our fine park of brass field pieces. Our readers are aware that this Company will next week commence the work of casting and boring large pieces of artillery.
Memphis Bulletin