On March 13, 1863, Bridget M. Grimes was injured in the explosion at the Confederate Laboratory located on Brown's Island in Richmond Virginia. The confusion on that day and the days that followed led to various reported numbers of the dead and wounded. Bridget was reported as one of the injured in three Richmond newspaper publications and perished days later from her wounds. The written history of this event and the memorial tributes for these young girls and boys over the last one hundred and fifty one years have forgotten Bridget from her rightful place in Virginia, Irish and Confederate history.
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