Chicago, IL Railroad Wreck, Mar 1862
TERRIBLE RAILROAD ACCIDENT.
A TRAIN SMASHED UP, WITH THE THIRD WISCONSIN CAVALRY ON BOARD -- TEN KILLED AND A NUMBER WOUNDED.
Chicago, Thursday, March 27.
An accident occurred at midnight to the special train from Janesville, with the Third Wisconsin Cavalry aboard, five miles from this city, on the Northwestern Road. The accident was caused by the breaking of an axle of the sixth car, and in the wreck caused by the cars behind this one running into it. Ten soldiers were killed, three seriously wounded, and a number slightly.
The names of the killed are:
E. M. BURNS, Co. G.
LUCIEN M. ROSSINAU.
JAMES F. PALMER.
CHARLES D. HATCH.
WILLIAM DAVIS, Co. A.
Hospital-Steward CLARK, of Walworth County.
The seriously wounded are:
S. J. EDWARDS, Co. G.; ribs broken.
BYRON WILCOX, Co. L.; both legs broken.
M. TWEEDIE; internal injuries in the left side.
Col. Barstow says there are about one hundred more or less injured, but able to continue with the regiment.
The New York Times New York 1862-03-28