Though not engaged in actual warfare since the Revolutionary War, when it was used by both the American and British Army, this old cannon has had much to do with the making of South Carolina history. It came into this section, first in 1814, in charge of the military forces of this district and was late used when great enthusiasm in General and Camp musters.Foster Fant
In 1860 it was used with wonderful effect spreading the news of South Carolina's secession and in rallying the manhood of the section to the cause so dear to the Southern heart.
In 1876, when the Democrats of the State determined to wrest political control from the Carpetbaggers, this old piece was again called into service, and with it, the shot was fired that reverberated from the mountains to the sea. In truth, it was during those trying days that it was christened "Old Reformer," for the service it then helped so nobly to perform it is hoped that it may be preserved.
Mayor of Anderson