The late accident on the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad.
--The Abingdon Democrat furnishes us with the following particulars of the fearful accident which occurred on Sunday night last, on the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad, one and a half miles west of Abingdon
A train of cars loaded with Louisiana
troops, (Col. McGinnis
' regiment,) was ascending the grade on the opposite side of the creek; and just east of the bridge a collision took place.
The locomotive buried itself in the rear car one-third of its length, knocking in the front of the boiler, tearing away the smoke-stack, and otherwise damaging the engine.
The first car of the rear train was forced into the third.
So complete was the wreck of this car that it seems miraculous that any one of its occupants escaped death or serious wounds.
One man was instantly killed in this car. Many of our citizens repaired to the scene of disaster and rendered all the aid in their power.
The following are the names of the sufferers:
, scalded; and since dead.
Samuel P. Heath
, slight concussion.
, severe concussion about back.
, severely injured about chest.
Robert Waters, leg slightly bruised.
, face burnt.
F. M. Koss
, slight wound.
S. F. Phillips
, back, hip, and left shoulder.
A. D. Cassay
, left leg slightly bruised.
, concussion of chest, (serious.)
, slightly hurt.
George W. Kent
, compound fracture of right leg, above the ankle, (amputated.)
, (N. O. Delta office,) breast and spine, badly hurt.
--Balline, ribs broken badly.
, (N. O. Delta office,) leg, hip and head slightly.
All the wounded men belong to the ‘"Askew Guards,"’ ‘"Grossetete Creoles"’ and ‘"Davenport Rifles."’