Monday, May 16, 2011

New York Times article about the Jackson Arsenal Explosion

This is one of the few primary sources about the Jackson Arsenal (well, one of the few sources period) that I've been able to find thus far. It is an article from the November 23, 1862 New York Times, a reprint from a Southern newspaper

I found another Times article from 1864 interviewing an Illinois soldier. According to that article, during the Vicksburg campaign of the previous year, a shell hit the arsenal again and killed 126 people. I need to explore that incident more before I post anything about it...
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