Sunday, September 11, 2011

Railroad Accident – Loss of Life

A military train on the Hudson River Railroad, conveying the 94th New York State regiment to New York, flew the track near Tivoli on the 15th, and five cares went into the water, killing five and injuring ten.  The accident was caused by the breaking of a rail.  The car in which the band was, was turned bottom side up, and so smashed as to completely ruin the instruments belonging to the band.

The regiment was on its way from Sackett’s Harbor to the seat of war.  It is under command of Col. Viele, of Buffalo.

– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Saturday Morning, March 22, 1862, p. 1

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