Knoxville, TN Train Wreck, Jul 1872

Railroad Accident in Tennessee

Knoxville, Tenn., July 4.-The eastern-bound passenger train due at Knoxville at noon to-day, met with an accident fifteen miles from this city. The engine ran over a cow, throwing it from the track, and wrecking two baggage and mail cars. The passenger-cars remained on the track. None of the passengers were injured except one negro who was standing in the platform of the forward car, and had both feet crushed. Charles Harvey, the engineer, had a leg and should broken, and was otherwise dangerously injured. The western-bound train was detained [illegible] the scene of the wreck until 8 o'clock P. M., when the wreck was cleared away and trains proceeded.

The New York Times, New York, NY 5 Jul 1872