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Immediate Reaction

The Pittsburgh Gazette

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In the days following the Allegheny Arsenal explosion, the Lawrenceville community struggled to find answers for this disaster. Read and listen to the words of firsthand observers. How did the explosion affect the local community? What steps were taken in the immediate aftermath of this catastrophe? What were the known causes of this event?

Records to view online: Pittsburgh Gazette, Sept. 18 1862

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