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The Richmond Calamity—Interior of Hall of Delegates—Getting Out the Dead and Wounded.
Original Author: William L. Sheppard, artist
Created: May 14, 1870
Medium: Engraving

The Richmond Calamity—Interior of Hall of Delegates—Getting Out the Dead and Wounded.

An engraving in the May 14, 1870, edition of Harper's Weekly depicts rescue workers pulling out the injured and the dead inside the State Capitol after the overcrowded courtroom on the floor above the House chambers collapsed on April 27, 1870. Approximately 60 people were killed and 250 injured.

Citation: Harper's Weekly. AP2 .H32. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

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