Women's History Month

Gunpowder Girls: True Stories of Three Civil War Tragedies by Tanya Anderson

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During the Civil War, women and girls filled rifle cartridges by hand for the armies of the North and the South. These women and girls, most of whom were immigrants, poured gunpowder, worked with percussion caps, and stacked completed ammunition. Anderson pieces together the before and after of the deadly explosions that occurred at the Allegheny Arsenal; the Confederate States Laboratory; and the Washington Arsenal.

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