I disagree with it being burned for kindling(destroyed, whatever). That is a waste of history, but I bet the locals have more to the story than the paper+its possible there was another reason of some sorts I guess. Its almost like they spread its ashes. I mean they know exactly what happened to it; they didn't just discard it.
"Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!" -Admiral Farragut @ Battle of Mobile Bay 05AUG1864