Confederate Laboratory

Confederate Laboratory (HMFZ8)

Location: Richmond, VA 23219
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 32.058', W 77° 26.545'

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Brown's Island was the site of the Confederate Laboratory, a major powder-loading and cartridge-producing plant during the Civil War.

During the Civil War, the hazardous work of loading powder was carried out here on Brown's Island because of its separation from the city by water. On March 13, 1864, a huge explosion killed 46 workers - mostly women whom hard times had forced into this dangerous occupation.
HM NumberHMFZ8
Placed ByRichmond Riverfront Canal Walk
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Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 12:30pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 284196 N 4156949
Decimal Degrees37.53430000, -77.44241667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 32.058', W 77° 26.545'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 32' 3.48" N, 77° 26' 32.70" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Brown S Is, Richmond VA 23219, US
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