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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: November 20, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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roe," which had come down with a train yesterday morning, was run up the track to the tank where a fresh supply of water was procured; and again starting, got as far as Victor's pond, when a terrific explosion took place. Mr. Nathan J. Davis, the acting engineer, who was standing on the left side of the locomotive, was blown some fifteen feet into the air, and fell dead by the side of the track, having received severe internal injuries by the concussion. The fireman, a free negro named Peter Franklin, was badly scalded by the steam, and apparently insensible when found. He was carried to a house near the railroad, where he died soon afterward. A little negro boy, belonging to Mr. Seay, was riding on the rear of the tender when the explosion occurred, and a piece of wood struck him on the head, fracturing his skull. He will probably die. The locomotive was thrown off the track and turned completely round, facing the tender; two or three of the trucks were broken apart, and the mach