Wilmington, DE Tornado, Apr 1856
AT WILMINGTON, DEL.
Considerable damage was done by the heavy wind. One half of the roof was blown off the public school house in Washington street, and other buildings partly unroofed. The roof on the southern side of Asbury M. E. Church, some twelve feet in breadth, was stripped off from the eaves to the comb; nearly sixty feet of the roof of the railroad bridge over the Brandywine was demolished, and other damage was done to chimnies [sic], fences &c. If the gale extended to the river and bay considerable damage must have been done to the shipping.
The Adams Sentinel, Gettysburg, PA 21 Apr 1856