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Hamilton T. Beggs

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Born in Liverpool in 1830. After serving an apprenticeship, he emigrated to the USA, working as a journeyman. In the late 1850s he established his own foundry at Chattanooga, Tennessee. By 1861 he was casting guns and shells for the Confederacy. At the end of the Civil War he was working for Horace Ware at Shelby. He then moved to Columbiana, and in 1879 he moved to establish the first foundry and machine shop in Birmingham, Alabama.[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. 'The Story of Coal and Iron in Alabama' by Ethel Armes, 1910