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The Daily Dispatch: August 8, 1864., [Electronic resource], The Northern Presidential campaign — the War. (search)
Terrible explosion of shell--eight Pending killed. --On Saturday last the town of Manchester was the scene of an accident attended with the most serious and deplorable results. It seems that at about two o'clock, on that day, two wagons, loaded with shells taken from the battle-field, drove up to C. Bradley's foundry in ManManchester, near the foot of Mayo's bridge, at which it was intended to recast them. One of these wagons having been unloaded, was driven off some distance, and its driver returned to assist in unloading the other wagon.--Several persons, among them three white boys, were standing around the wagon. While throwing out the shells, onve of Alexander Hill's estate; Davy, slave of -- Hudson, of this city; Robert, slave of Alexander Moody, of Chesterfield, and Charles, slave of James Cooper, of Manchester. The three last named were employees at the Manchester foundry. The bodies of these negroes were literally blown to pieces, the brains of one of them having b