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  1. Alexandria History: Ceremony Honors FirefightersRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 27 | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    A Memorial Service was held on Sunday, April 24, honoring the soldiers and firefighters who perished the night of April 23, 1865 during the collision of the steamship Massachusetts and the canal barge Black Diamond. Among the casualties in the maritime tragedy were four Alexandria firefighters who were assigned to the Quartermaster Corps in search of John Wilkes Booth, following the assassination of President Lincoln.

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