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Man-o-War bell

| July 20, 2007 12:00 AM

To the Editor:

I would like to make just one correction to Kyle McClellan's excellent article, "Paying Homage to History."

St. Luke's historic church bell was a ship's bell, taken from a captured British man-o-war in the war of 1812, not from a "prisoner of war," (as stated in the article) who would have been severely handicapped lugging a heavy bronze bell if he had been trying to escape capture.

A man-o-war is historically described as an armed sailing ship.

Betty E. Cooper