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The Daily Dispatch: August 16, 1862., [Electronic resource], Serious accident on the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad (search)
displacement of a rail, occasioned by the breaking of a spike which held it in its proper, place. Fortunately, the accident occurred on a level portion of the road, else the result might have been very serious. The only persons injured were James Lambert of Richmond, a member of the Caskie Rangers; Thos. J. Spradlin and G. A. Nunenger, of Bedford, all of whom were on the platform of one of the cars at the time. The two former it is thought cannot survive. Lambert has both legs badly crushedLambert has both legs badly crushed below the knee, and is injured internally, and Mr. Spradlin one of his legs severed from the body.--Mr. Nunenger though severely, it is hoped not fatally injured. The wounded were all brought to this city immediately after the occurrence, and proper surgical attention rendered them. It is a noticeable fact, which persons traveling on railroads should hear in mind, that not a single person who was in his seat in the car, though they were crowded with passengers, received a scratch or brui