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Washington Arsenal Explosion: Civil War Disaster in the Capital

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Washington Arsenal Explosion: Civil War Disaster in the Capital
By Brian Bergin
Edited by Erin Bergin Voorheis
Foreword by Steve Hammond

This book was written by the father of a friend from my growing up days in Pittsburgh. When Brian passed unexpectedly, his daughter Erin took on the project and finished it! I helped Erin a little bit with some of the graphics. This project helped me discover Congressional Cemetery in Washington, DC. Newly renovated by DC residents. "In 1864 people of Washington DC mourned at the largest funeral the district had ever seen. In the midst of the Civil War, the poor Irish neighborhood of the Island lost 21 mothers, sisters and daughters..."

Copyright 2012

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"This event stands out from the honorable mortality of war as an especial calamity."

"In 1864, residents of Washington, DC, mourned together at the largest funeral the district had ever seen. In the midst of the Civil War, the poor Irish neighborhood of the Island lost 21 mothers, sisters and daughters. ..."

113 pages. Includes many photographs of people and places.