Hatfield's Landing, KY Steamer ARGOSY NO. 3 Disaster, Aug 1865


Louisville, Aug. 23 -- The steamer AGROSY NO. 3, Captain VANDERGRIFT, from Cairo to Cincinnati, with the 76th Ohio infantry, about 300 strong, was blown ashore in a rain storm on Monday, on a bar at Hatfield's Landing, 80 miles below Louisville. The concussion exploded the mud drums, and the steam coming aft, scalded twelve, two of whom died and two more are expected to die. Between 30 and 40 jumped overboard, eight of whom were drowned. The steamer ARGOSY NO. 1, formerly a gunboat, Captain STARKE, brought the regiment to this city, and transferred them to the steamer GENERAL LYTTLE for Cincinnati. The names of the unfortunates who were scalded to death are MARTIN LONG, company K, and a discharged soldier of an Indiana regiment. Drowned -- HERMAN BEBIANS, HUGH TAYLOR, AARON FIXEUS, JOHN RODERICK, AMOS ROSE, ALFRED RODER and J. McDANIELS. Severely scalded -- WM. EGLEOHOFF, M. MURRAY, MORTON SHELBY, M. BRASSHEE and ISAAC TAYLOR.

Janesville Gazette Wisconsin 1865-08-25