GREAT RAILROAD STRIKE PITTSBURGH PENNSYLVANIA 1877 HARPER’S WEEKLY

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GREAT RAILROADSTRIKE PITTSBURGH PENNSYLVANIA 1877 HARPER’S WEEKLY ENGRAVING

Complete IssueAugust 11 th 1877, list of engravings.

1. The Great Strike Sixth Maryland Regiment Fights its way Through Baltimore.

2. Blockade of Engines at Martinsburg West Virginia.

3. Burning of the Lebanon Valley Railroad Bridge by Rioters.

4. Destruction of the Union Depot at Pittsburgh.

4. Steeple View of the Pittsburgh Conflagration.

5. Panoramic View of the Ruins of the Burned District.

6. Burning of the Round House Pittsburgh.

7. Funeral among the Ruins at Pittsburgh.

8. Pittsburg in the Hands of the Mob.

August 18 th 1877, list of loose sheets.

1. The Frenzy and what came of it.

2. Driving the Rioters from Turner Hall Chicago.

3. Scenes of Riot in Chicago

The conflict began that with a wage reduction on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad quickly escalated as the Governor of Maryland and the President of the B and O called not only for local militia but also federal troops to suppress the strike and reopen the railroads. The strike moved west on the B and O. Crowds of strikers and angry workers assembled in downtown Baltimore, destroyed rail property, interrupted service, and endangered citizens. The strike seemed to
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