Pittsburgh"s forgotten Allegheny Arsenal
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Published by s.n.] in [Pennsylvania? .
Written in English



  • Pittsburgh (Pa.),
  • Pennsylvania,
  • Pittsburgh


  • Allegheny Arsenal (Pittsburgh, Pa.) -- History.,
  • Fortification -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- History.,
  • Pittsburgh (Pa.) -- History, Military.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 89-97).

Statementby James Wudarczyk.
LC ClassificationsF159.P68 A449 1999
The Physical Object
Pagination98 p. :
Number of Pages98
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6886294M
LC Control Number00502092

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The Allegheny Arsenal, established in , was an important supply and manufacturing center for the Union Army during the American Civil War, and the site of the single largest civilian disaster during the war.. Today, the site is the location of the nine-acre Arsenal Park in the Central Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.. In , officials from the Pittsburgh Architect: Benjamin Henry Latrobe?   In a Tweet, the City of Pittsburgh linked this recent discovery with the Allegheny Arsenal, which exploded in , causing the largest civilian disaster of the Civil : Julia Felton. For more information relating to the Arsenal, read: Pittsburgh's Forgotten Allegheny Arsenal by Jim Wudarczyk. The book is available from Closson Press, ; and the Lawrenceville Historical Society lhsorg. Over area companies and small businesses would procure U.S. Government contracts, several awarded to the Allegheny Arsenal and Fort Pitt Foundry. The foundry alone cast some of the largest cannons ever manufactured in this country along with over 2, pieces of heavy artillery, all tested in two now-forgotten Allegheny County proving grounds.

The LHS has researched and chronicled previously in this newsletter, in the pages of Western Pennsylvania History Magazine, and in Jim Wudarczyk’s book Pittsburgh’s Forgotten Allegheny Arsenal the disasterous explosion on Septem , which took the lives of 78 people working in a laboratory building on the upper grounds of the.   The Pittsburgh Police Bomb Squad recently recovered a cache of Civil War era cannonballs from the former Allegheny Arsenal site. The cannonballs are property of the US Army. This is the same.   This is not to say that Pittsburgh did not have ties to the great conflict. The burgeoning industrial city housed the Allegheny Arsenal, which, on Septem , was the scene of the worst civilian disaster of the war, when the laboratory at the arsenal .   Sept 17 The Day Pittsburgh Exploded Pittsburgh Allegheny Arsenal Wikipedia The Historical Dilettante Forgotten History Allegheny This Used To Be Here Allegheny Arsenal The Point Of Retrographer Allegheny Arsenal Arsenal Monument Unknown Find A Grave Memorial The Historical Dilettante Forgotten History Allegheny.

An Appalling Disaster: The Allegheny Arsenal and the Great Explosion of Westmoreland History [Westmoreland County Historical Society], Fall Pittsburgh's Forgotten Allegheny Arsenal by Lawrenceville historian and author James Wudarczyk. Augusta Arsenal, Augusta, Georgia: Seized by Georgia State troops ca. Janu   James Wudarczyk of Lawrence-ville, one of a small cadre of Lawrenceville residents who have tried to keep the history of the old arsenal alive, told the story of the explosion in a book called "Pittsburgh's Forgotten Allegheny Arsenal." The book is out of print, but available at the Carnegie Library. This book is the first major history of one of Pittsburgh’s most important military institutions that spans from through present. It points out that this arsenal was the scene of the worst civilian disaster in the history of the Civil War, was instrumental in the development and fabricating of military articles, and uncovers numerous. Explosion at the Allegheny Arsenal Judith Giesberg Around 2 p.m. on Septem , a series of powerful explosions ripped through the U.S. Army Arsenal in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, just as many of the girls working there had left their benches to collect their wages.