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Strong winds damage buildings in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and New York City

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02/24/1862
Cold, often gale force winds struck the East Coast throughout the day.  Washington D.C. had buildings, including the Library of Congress damaged, roofs were carried away in Baltimore, and in Brooklyn, New York, the roof of the City Hospital was carried away at around five in the afternoon.  No serious injuries were reported.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
"The Gale in Brooklyn," New York Times, February 25, 1862 
"Gale of Wind at Washington," New York Times, February 25, 1862

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