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“Explosion of 3,000 musket cartridges in a tent at Fort Totten, New Berne, N. C., the headquarters of the Third New York Artillery. Our correspondent wrote: ‘There is a great carelessness in the handling of munitions of war, of which we have just had a proof in our camp. Thinking to blow the flies from the tent by flashing powder- a common practice a spark caught a box of three thousand musket cartridges, thereby causing a tremendous explosion, which wounded four men (two dangerously) and blew the tent to atoms.’"— Frank Leslie, 1896


Frank Leslie Famous Leaders and Battle Scenes of the Civil War (New York, NY: Mrs. Frank Leslie, 1896)


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