Williamstown, MA Cattle Killed by Lightning, May 1850
CATTLE KILLED BY LIGHTNING.---Five yearlings, belonging to Mr. D. A. Bulkley, of Williamstown, were killed by lightning, on Monday morning, the 27th ult. They were standing in different places, from ten to forty feet from a tree, but the tree was only injured slightly at the roots. No traces of the electric fluid from one annimal[sic] to another could be found, but where each fess there was a large hole in the ground. There were also two holes on the opposite of the tree, supposed to be made by electric currents.----Northampton Gazette.
The Semi-Weekly Eagle, Brattleboro, VT 6 Jun 1850