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The Daily Dispatch: June 18, 1863., [Electronic resource], Horrible accident. (search)
Horrible accident. --On Thursday night last, in Edgecombe county, N C, Mrs. Penning Carr, and three children, aged respectively nine, six, and three years old, were burned up, with the house and all its contents. No one was living with the family at the time, no one can tell how the accident happened, but it is supposed she caught afire and the house caught from her, she being subject to fits. Her husband is a private in the 43d regiment of North Carolina troops.