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UPDATED WITH PODCAST – Gunpowder explodes in warehouse at Mobile and destroys half the town. [pictures & list of wounded soldiers]

On April 12, 1865 the Civil War ended when Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his command to U.S. General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia. The port city of Mobile, Alabama had come through the war unscathed.  However, half the city was destroyed in a major tragedy over a month later when twenty tons of […]

Accidental Poisoning in Mobile, Alabama

This sad story has been transcribed from Greenville Advocate (Greenville, Alabama May 2, 1867 Accidental Poisoning A very unfortunate case of sudden death from accidental poisoning occurred yesterday and there is considerable portion of the city into a state of excitement. Mrs. Adelia F. Van Hagens, the lady who has fallen a victim to this […]