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The Daily Dispatch: January 10, 1862., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: March 21, 1862., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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er 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 pierced with holes, made by the pieces of brick which went through it, not a single star, of the eleven was injured or solled — each one of them being as white and unhurt as at the moment the flag was made! When the colors were first discovered, Farrier, who could only see the blue and stars, crie
The Daily Dispatch: March 21, 1862., [Electronic resource], The powder Mill explosion near New Orleans. (search)
Orleans. --The N. O. Bulletin, of the 10th instant, has the following particulars of the recent powder mill explosion opposite that city: So far as we could learn there were but 8000 pounds of powder lost, yet the force generated was enormous. Where one of the buildings stood it is said that a great depression was made in the solid earth. The mills were going at the time, and five employees were instantly killed, viz: Jno Holden, David Craddock, James Freeman, Charles Bee, and David Farrier. A soldier happened to be sitting in front of one of the doors at the time and was badly injured; the flesh was blown from a portion of his head, and it was feared that his skull was fractured. The bodies of the victims were blown to great distances, and their members scattered about. The clothing was entirely blown from all of them. One body fell at the distances of about 170 yards from the mill, and then glanced along the surface of the ground for 20 or 30 feet, until it was da