Distressing railroad accident.
--A dispatch was received yesterday at the Central Depot
telegraph office, in this city, giving the following particulars of a distressing accident on that railroad.
The dispatch states that, between 10 and 11 o'clock Wednesday night, while a troop train, from this city, was moving in the direction of Charlottesville
, when one and a half miles from Ivy Depot
, the cow catcher struck a beef cattle that was standing on the track, and that the animal became entangled with the wheels of the tender, and threw the latter and five cars filled with soldiers down an embankment seventy-five feet, killing ten instantly and seriously wounding between seventy-five and one hundred.
The parties belonged to different regiments, and as no names were sent, it is impossible to tell who the sufferers were.
All of them went from the Soldiers' Home and the Depot
, on Franklin street, in this city, and were proceeding to join their respective regiments at Winchester