From the Richmond Sentinel, 4/13/1863, p. 2, c. 2

Body Found. – The body of Mrs. Martha A. Burley, who had been missing since the laboratory explosion on Brown’s Island, on the 13th of March, was found on Saturday in the race leading to Haxall’s mills. The presumption is that in a fit of insanity following the terrible disaster, she precipitated herself into the water, unseen by any one, and was drowned. Up to the present time there have been about fifty deaths resulting from the explosion.

 

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