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HRforts



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:14 pm    Post subject: Bat. DeRussey disaster Reply with quote

I am doing research on Fort Monroe. I need help obtaining details on the July 1910 disaster at Battery DeRussey that killed 11 soldiers during a practice drill. Can anyone help me please?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was able to find these articles on news.google.com. There were other similar articles, some are pay per view.....all the ones below are free!

"Ten Lives Lost in 'Flareback'" Evening Sentinel 7/22/1910
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=RgtXAAAAIBAJ&sjid=_UINAAAAIBAJ&pg=1673,4247946&dq=fort+monroe+accident&hl=en

"Safety Bar Failed in Big Gun Accident" NY Times 7/24/1910
http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F00D14FA395D11738DDDAD0A94DF405B808DF1D3


"Big Gun Explodes; Four Dead One Hurt" NY Times 11/22/1910. @Indian Head Proving Grounds - article states accident was similar to one that killed 10 soldiers at Fort Monroe
http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F20612FF385D11738DDDA90A94D9415B808DF1D3

"Eleven Dead; Others May Die" The Daily Times 7/22/1910
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=8Y8iAAAAIBAJ&sjid=76wFAAAAIBAJ&pg=1305,830977&dq=fort+monroe+accident&hl=en

"Eleven Die When Breech of Gun On Fortress Monroe Lets Go..." The Telegraph-Republican 7/22/1910
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=bqRZAAAAIBAJ&sjid=30kNAAAAIBAJ&pg=5183,635688&dq=fort+monroe+accident&hl=en

"Gun Explosion Kills Eleven" NY Times 7/22/1910
http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F0081EFD395D11738DDDAB0A94DF405B808DF1D3



regards,

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It amazes me that newspapers' online databases go back that far now. Thanks
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