"Never Suffer for 'Machines' of War": Louis Froelich as Arms-Maker to North Carolina and the Confederacy

Fonvielle Jr., Chris E.
July 2007
North Carolina Historical Review;Jul2007, Vol. 84 Issue 3, p300
Academic Journal
The article features Louis Froelich, arms-maker from North Carolina and for the confederacy. Froelich began his career as an arms-maker to the Confederacy in Wilmington, North Carolina. Together with his family, they moved to England and there he worked as a mechanic or machinist but then returned to the U.S. to work and establish a weapons manufacturing firm he called the Wilmington Sword Factory, in partnership with Hungarian immigrant Bela Estvan in 1861.


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