Tuesday, January 12, 2010

A Disaster on the Shenandoah

Fifty Soldiers Drowned by the Swamping of a Boat.

WINCHESTER, Va., April 17.

Yesterday a large boat containing a number of men and officers of the 75th Penna. Regiment, swamped at Castleman’s Ferry, on the Shenandoah, drowning between forty and fifty men and several officers. Among the latter are Adjt. Tealman, Capt. Wilson, of 3d brigade, Commissary, and Captain Ward. The regiment was formerly commanded by Colonel Bohler, now acting Brigadier General of the 3d Brigade Gen. Blenker’s Division.

– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Monday Morning, April 21, 1862, p. 2

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