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October 15, 2020, 7:30 PM

Julianne Herrman

Tragedy in Lawrenceville, PA

 The Allegheny Arsenal Explosion

 

     With the increasing interest in women’s roles during the Civil War, including the seemingly unlikely role of women working in a military arsenal and learning that various arsenal explosions, both north, and south, involved the loss of life for both women and children. 

    We will learn about the explosion at the Allegheny Arsenal.  To this day, few are aware of this tragedy as totally overshadowed in the news by the Battle of Antietam, which occurred the same day.

A brief history of the Allegheny Arsenal and an accounting of the disastrous explosion there on September 17, 1862, accompanied by photos, we will a look at the Elusive Cause, Blame, and Remembrance.


ABOUT JULIANNE HERRMAN

Although Julianne worked for 45 years as a Registered Nurse in the operating room, she has long been drawn to the study of historical events, both nationally and worldwide. Her interest in the Civil War increased during the 125th Anniversary commemorations, and she began reenacting and studying various aspects of the war. As a civilian reenactor, she became increasingly interested in women’s roles during that time period, including the seemingly unlikely role of women working in a military arsenal. Learning that various arsenal explosions, both north and south, involved loss of life to both women and children, Julianne went on to learn about the explosion at the Allegheny Arsenal. To this day, few are aware of this tragedy as it was totally overshadowed in the news by the Battle of Antietam which occurred the same day.

Now retired from nursing, Julianne is a member of the Central PA Civil War Round Table, where she serves as secretary, the Harrisburg CWRT, and is a board member of the PA Military Museum in Boalsburg. After a varied reenacting history, which includes the 7th Tennessee, The Confederate Signal Corps, the Confederate Navy, the 30th PA, and the Patriot Daughters of Lancaster, she now reenacts with the 148th PA Infantry Co. C.
 

Her hobbies include world and national travel (62 countries and 49 states), photography, reading, and swimming.

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