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In July 1863, a Federal force destroyed communication lines on the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad and burned down the Confederate armory at Kenansville. The armory, owned and operated by Louis Froelich, had provided swords to the State of North Carolina. Because the armory was burned, only one sword has been positively identified as a Froelich sword.
In March of 1864, a dispute between Confederate Army and Navy authorities in the Department of the Cape Fear led to an armed confrontation on the Wilmington waterfront. Though the incident ended without bloodshed, the animosity lingered and had a significant negative effect on the Confederate defense of the Lower Cape Fear in 1865.