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The Daily Dispatch: January 10, 1862., [Electronic resource], A curious incident. (search)
A curious incident. --In our issue of the 31st ult., we published a telegram from New Orleans announcing the explosion of a powder mill near that city. The following incident in connection with the explosion we copy from the New Orleans Delta, of the 3d. After the explosion of the powder mill and complete demolition of the old hospital building over the river, last Saturday night, our readers will remember that the fire burned for two days and nights, the flames bursting up between the bricks and rubbish as it ignited the wood and other combustible matter beneath the ruins. On Tuesday morning, after cooling down the fire, a lot of workmen began moving away the bricks and mortar, to see if any machinery could be found worth saving.--Whilst engaged in this service, David Farrier found beneath the ruins the large and beautiful Confederate flag belonging to the building. Upon exhuming it, those present were astonished to find that; although the blue ground work was pierc