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The accident at camp Waith

--A letter from Fort Fisher, dated June 5 to the Wilmington Journal, says:

‘ 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

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