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The Daily Dispatch: April 7, 1862., [Electronic resource], [correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.] (search)
eman, the two first of whom jumped from the engine, and escaped unhurt. It is proper to remark that every precaution was taken by the General Super intendant of the Central Road, and we are unable to say, with the statements as furnished us, where the fault lies. Those in charge of the train were officers on the Orange and Alexandria Railroad, and were ignorant of the stations, grades, curves, &c., of the road on which they were running. A pilot in the employment of the Central Road Mr. Chas Phillips, who it was thougt had sufficient knowledge of the road to conduct the stain safely to its destination, was sent with it, and to him some blame must be attached. On this road, where all extra trains are run by telegraph, there is a standing order for no such train to pass a telegraph station without reporting for instructions. The Superintendent of the Central Railroad, Mr. H. D. Whitcomb, was in the telegraph office with an operator from the time the train left Gordonsville unti