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The Daily Dispatch: September 24, 1862., [Electronic resource], The explosion at the U. S. Arsenal in Pittsburgh — horrible Scenes. (search)
d as charges and in making cap cylinders.--After the second explosion, the flames burial forth from every part of the ruins, and it was impossible to render any assistance to the unfortunate women within. Two of the unfortunates, one named Mary Dugan, and Mary Donnelly, were carried underneath a tree, and prompt medical aid furnished them. A physician, finding there was no hope for the recovery of Miss Dugan, at her request made an eloquent and touching prayer ill her behalf, in which he wMiss Dugan, at her request made an eloquent and touching prayer ill her behalf, in which he was joined by hundreds around him. The poor girl survived her injuries but one hour. Miss Donnelly had the consolations of religion administered to her by a priest in attendance. Both of these girls suffered intensely. At the lower end of the grounds is stiletted a very lengthy building, in which some three honored girls were employed. On hearing the fire explosion, the girls rushed frantically for the doors, and it was with difficulty the foreman could keep them in the building. When th