Sunday, January 1, 2012

State Items

Great swells are reported in all the Iowa rivers.  A number of small bridges, and portions of dams have been carried away, playing mischief with telegraph poles.

A correspondent of the Waterloo Courier says that a number of Tennesseeans have joined the Iowa 12th regiment at Savannah.

By the recent act passed by the Legislature, the Governor is authorized to appoint one assistant surgeon for each regiment now in service from this State.  The surgeons are also authorized to employ nurses to take care of the wounded.

William Geyer, of Brooklyn, met with a fatal accident in a saw mill at that place on the 1st inst.  He was caught by the circular saw, mangling his leg frightfully, and cutting through the hip-joint, end entirely destroying about 3 inches of the bone.  He lived about forty-eight hours.

– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Friday Morning, April 11, 1862, p. 2

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