The Allegheny Arsenal Handbook

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Pittsburgh’s Allegheny Arsenal served the nation through five wars between 1814 and 1926. It suffered a tragedy on September 17, 1862 that was the greatest single day loss of civilian life during the Civil War. Inside The Allegheny Arsenal Handbook is the history of Pittsburgh’s last federal military facility in stories, illustrations, maps, and photographs.

Authors Tom Powers and Jim Wudarczyk, from the Lawrenceville Historical Society, will share a PowerPoint presentation on Tuesday, October 17 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM, followed by a Q&A. Their book will also be on sale for $20 a copy.

You can register here. Registration is required.

Tom Powers is the president of the Lawrenceville Historical Society and editor of its newsletter. He holds an M.F.A. from Penn State University and is the principal author of the book Portrait of an American Community: O’Hara Township, PA (2008.)

Jim Wudarczyk is a board member and former president of the Lawrenceville Historical Society. His first book on the subject, Pittsburgh’s Forgotten Allegheny Arsenal, was published in 1999. He writes widely on history and is the co-author of the Lawrenceville Historical Society’s three books.