Index: Allegheny Arsenal Explosion

PG coverage details Pittsburgh's deadliest day for civilians during the Civil War.


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Monday marks 150 years since the afternoon of Sept. 17, 1862, when 156 women were working inside the U.S. Allegheny Arsenal in Lawrenceville to make ammunition for Union troops.

PG VIDEO: ALLEGHENY ARSENAL
Pittsburgh's deadliest day of the Civil war

150 years ago, dozens of women working to make amunition died in an explosion that destroyed the Allegheny Arsenal in Lawrenceville.

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First Published September 13, 2012 4:00 AM


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