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In Georgia, an Atlanta warehouse packed with cotton and foodstuffs burns to the ground

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05/18/1862
A Sunday afternoon fire in Mitchell Street in Atlanta, Georgia completely destroyed a large warehouse filled with cotton and foodstuffs including several tons of bacon, and 200 barrels of lard.  The fire spread quickly and damaged several buildings.  Several serious injuries were reported in the local press.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"The Fire in Atlanta," Richmond (VA) Dispatch, May 19, 1862, p. 2.

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