Augusta, ME Government Building Fire, Aug 1868

Destruction of a Government Building by Fire at Augusta, Me.

AUGUSTA, Me., Wednesday, Aug. 5. A building, one hundred and thirty feet long, situated on the United States Arsenal grounds, used as a stable, wood house and hospital, was destroyed this morning by fire. The Government lost a large quantity of wood, two horses, harness, farm tools, hay and a fire engine. Major Gilbreath lost a valuable horse. The loss is estimated at $5,000, and it is suppose to be this work of an incendiary. This is the second fire on the grounds within a month.

The New York Times, New York, NY 6 Aug 1868