The accident at camp Waith
--A letter from Fort Fisher
, dated June 5 to the Wilmington Journal
I learn to-day that five persons have died from the Camp Wyatt
accident, and another is not expected to live.
Thirteen were wounded in all. The shall they exploded was a percussion, and not a fuse, as stated in the Journal
They unscrewed the cappar and cleaned it out, as they thought, thoroughly; but, unfortunately, it contained a cylinder which was charge — in other words, a shell within a shell.
One of the men dropped a coal of fire in it, when it exploded.
this was done, another of the men ded several caps the tube of it