Fearful Catastrophe.

Charleston Mercury, November 8, 1862

Jackson, Miss., November 5.Shortly after 3 o’clock this afternoon the building used as a cartridge manufactory, having a large amount of powder stored in it, exploded with a fearful concussion. Of its occupants, boys, girls and young ladies, not one escaped. There were certainly not less than thirty in number, and possibly more.Cause of explosion unknown.

Civil War

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