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The Great Fire of Petersburg, Virginia

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On July 16, 1815, a fire began in a small stable in Petersburg. After only a few hours, almost two-thirds of the city lay in ruins. Citizens stood on the banks of the Appomattox River and watched as wind blew flames from one building to the next. The tragedy claimed a dozen lives and destroyed more than five hundred homes. The fire raged until it was quelled by a downpour of rain. Stories of heroism from firefighters and landowners were left in the aftermath. Author Tamara Eastman describes the city before the fire, the horrific event and the collective efforts to rebuild a stronger city.

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Weight0.1 lbs
Dimensions9.0 × 6.0 × 0.3 in
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Date Published

June 20, 2016

Format

Paperback

Language

English

Pages

112

Publisher

The History Press

Year Published

2016

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