Accident and amputation.
--An accident which occurred at the intersection of Leigh street and Brook avenue, on Thursday morning, was briefly noticed yesterday.
It appears that while the North Carolina Cavalry were passing up, one of the horses, ridden by a groom, was frightened by a dog, and shyed upon the sidewalk, throwing down a son of the late Spot, King
, aged 12 years. Another horse in the rear, ridden by one of the cavalry, also took fright and became unmanageable, and trod upon the lad's left leg, fracturing it severely.
, Little, and Davies
, who were called to see the sufferer, deemed amputation necessary, and it was performed later in the day. The patient is now doing very well.
This casualty is a severe blow to the widowed mother, who looked forward to her son's exertions, when a little older, as her main dependence.