Course Detail: LECT-8562 - Allegheny Arsenal Explosion
The Allegheny Arsenal explosion was the worst civilian disaster of the American Civil War. It was nearly forgotten to history because the explosions occurred on September 17, 1862. The exact same day as the battle of Antietam. This class examines civilian disasters including the Allegheny, Richmond, and Washington, D.C. that occurred during the Civil War.