"Terrible Explosion - Between Forty and Fifty Females Killed and Wounded"

Title

"Terrible Explosion - Between Forty and Fifty Females Killed and Wounded"

Description

This article from the Richmond Enquirer describes the March 1863 explosion at the Confederate States Laboratory, an ordinance factory, on Brown's Island in Richmond, Virginia. Published three days after the accident, this article describes the explosion in considerable detail as well as the rescue efforts at the scene. the Enquirer characterized the explosion as an "inexplicable circumstance," noting the great care taken by laboratory personnel to keep the ammunition safely confined. The article also includes a note from the city's mayor asking both the YMCA and Richmond citizens for donations "as far as practicable" for the victims' relief. A list of the dead, wounded, and missing concludes the article.

Creator

Richmond Enquirer

Source

Richmond Enquirer

Date

17 March 1863

Contributor

Kathryn Lyons

Format

Print

Type

Text

Coverage

1800-1899

Files

csl-explosion-RichmondEnquirer03.17.1863.pdf

Citation

Richmond Enquirer, “"Terrible Explosion - Between Forty and Fifty Females Killed and Wounded",” Disaster History Archive, accessed August 19, 2019, http://disasterhistoryarchive.cynthiakierner.org/items/show/65.

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