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Emma Blankenship
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Birth: unknown
Death: Mar. 13, 1863

Fifteen year old Emma was killed in the explosion of the munitions factory where she worked. An accidently ignited primer caused an explosion that destroyed the 70 foot long factory building. Officially 69 people were injured. 47 died. Only 3 were men. The others were mostly very young women. At least five were twelve year old girls. These girls were making explosive munitions because their fathers and brothers were at war. Their small, nimble hands were well suited for it. The Brown's Island Disaster that destroyed the Confederate States Laboratory was Richmond's worst during the Civil War. 
Shockoe Hill Cemetery
Richmond City
Virginia, USA
Created by: George Seitz
Record added: Apr 06, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 127512123
Emma Blankenship
Added by: George Seitz
Emma Blankenship
Added by: Jeffry Burden
Emma Blankenship
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- Tony Smith SCV Camp 38, North Charleston S.C.
 Added: Jun. 20, 2014

- Robynne
 Added: Apr. 8, 2014
George, Thanks so much for remembering these Incredible Young Women. My Heart really hurts for them, and their Families. So sad, all the people who perished, because of this War.
- Dixie Home Georgia
 Added: Apr. 8, 2014
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