Government account of the fires that burned in the Bonus Army camp

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Government account of the fires that burned in the Bonus Army camp - o. .nres. Arter me troops arrived, arrived,...
o. .nres. Arter me troops arrived, arrived, fire broke out among the old shacks occupied" by bonus marchers on th Pennsylvania avenue tract where the rioting occurred, occurred, and later at the big camp known as Camp Marks on the Anacostia Anacostia River, from which the bulk of the rioters had come to attack the police. The cause of the out break of the fire in the Pennsylvania Pennsylvania avenue area is not known. The troops had no orders to set any fires. There was inflammable debris around, and the cause of the origin of the fire in the Pennsylvania Pennsylvania avenue area is variously given as having been set by ciga rettes or hot tear gas bombs. Says Marchers Fired

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  1. St. Louis Post-Dispatch,
  2. 12 Sep 1932, Mon,
  3. Page 22

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