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Explosion of a Shell


Henry Burrier, a German resident of Bentz St. above Second St., Frederick, brings home 3 unexploded shells found on recent battlefields and, attempting to melt lead seals off of them in his oven, blows up his kitchen, his wife narrowly escaping injury. She scolded him, then used tongs to move the remaining 2 unexploded shells from the stove and threw them into the street. The old fashioned massive chimney probably caused her nearly miraculous escape. [from Examiner]

Article Source

Newspaper: The Valley Register

Publication Date: October 17th, 1862

Page/Column: 2B

Town: Middletown, MD

County: Frederick


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