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 (1863) Battle of Gettysburg
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Larry Purtell
USA
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A terrible accident
Posted on: 9/14/2018 1:22:58 PM
From the Adams Sentinel. Gettysburg PA Sept. 15, 1863



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Michigan Dave
Muskegon, Michigan, MI, USA
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Re: A terrible accident
Posted on: 9/15/2018 12:25:15 PM
Hi Larry,

What a horrific accident! The article brings home the point that un exploded ordinance was quite a problem!

Do you know when bomb squads first appeared to try and curtail a lot of the un exploded ordinance?

Thanks,
Dave
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Phil andrade
London, UK
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Re: A terrible accident
Posted on: 9/15/2018 4:02:58 PM
Defective fuses in confederate shells compromised the effectiveness of the artillery preparation prior to the PPT assault.

It’s a horrible irony that some only claimed victims when they were civilians in the months after the battle.

Regards, Phil
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OpanaPointer
St. Louis, MO, USA
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Re: A terrible accident
Posted on: 9/15/2018 5:32:42 PM
Hold my home-made applejack and watch this.

dick evick
Waco , TX, USA
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Re: A terrible accident
Posted on: 9/17/2018 10:05:40 AM
Health hazards were not only artillery shells but consider the amount of lead in the area. A hazard possibly not recognized at the time.

Dick.

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