From the Richmond Dispatch, 3/17/1863, p. 2, c. 2


…Killed, instantly, on Friday morning, by the explosion at the Laboratory on Brown’s Island, FRANCES BLASINGAME, aged 17 years.

Dearest sister, thou hast left us
We they loss most deeply feel;
But ‘tis God that hath bereft,
He can all our sorrows heal.

Petersburg Express please copy.

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