The History of Leith

April 15, 2006

Dreadful Death of Eleven Soldiers Belonging to the Artillery

This report begins: ‘Full, True and Correct Account of the Explosion of the Power Magazine, at Gibraltar, on the 27th of December last, when Eleven Soldiers belonging to the Garrison were blown up 300 feet in the air, with an account of their dreadful and horrid Death, most of them being shattered to pieces, also an account of the number of men bruised and wounded.’ The date stated on the sheet is the 27th of December, and a hand-written entry inserted after the printed text identifies the year as 1830. The sheet was published by John Campbell of Edinburgh. for more click here

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