Huron, IN Train Wreck, Sept 1861

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ANOTHER RAILROAD MASSACRE !!

OVER ONE HUNDRED TROOPS KILLED AND WOUNDED !!

CINCINNATI, September 18. -- Last night, about half past eight o'clock, a train on the Ohio and Mississippi Railroad, containing a portion of Colonel TORCHIN'S Nineteenth Illinois Regiment, while passing over a bridge, near Huron, Indiana, one hundred and forty-three miles west of Cincinnati, fell through, killing and wounding over one hundred soldiers. The news reached here late last night, when a special train was despatched[sic] to the assistance of the survivors.
The following despatch[sic] has been received from the operator at Hudson, dated ten minutes after one o'clock this morning: "The bridge No. 48 was broken in two. It let four cars down into the bed of the creek, and one fell on the top of them. The engine and one car passed over safely. There are about one hundred wounded and ten or fifteen killed. The colonel of the regiment says there are about that number killed, although nearly all of one company are missing." It is thought the bridge was weakened by some malicious persons.

CINCINNATI, Sept. 18. -- The disaster on the Ohio and Mississippi Railroad proves worse than at first reported. Four passenger cars were precipitated into the creek, and one box and one baggage-car fell on top of them. These cars contained companies E, F, G, and I, and the latter two companies are the principal sufferers. Captain HOWARD, of Company I, is among the killed. Up to 11 o'clock this morning about thirty killed have been taken out and more are supposed to be beneath the wreck. A train is on the way here with ninety-two wounded. The impression at the scene is that there have been from forty to fifty killed. There seems to be but little doubt, that the bridge had been tampered with by malicious or traitorous persons. The bridge was sixty feet span and ten feet high, and was only recently inspected.

THE KILLED AND WOUNDED.
CINCINNATI, Sept. 18 -- Evening. -- The wounded arrived here this evening, at 5 o'clock, and were all taken to the Marine Hospital, where ample arrangements have been made for their comfort.
The following is a list of the names of
THE KILLED.
Company E -- MARTIN KELLOGG, J. C. VALENTINE, LEWIS BABBETT,
Company G -- C. H. COLDING, DAVID NOBLE, G. M. BRADSTINE.
Company I -- Capt. B. B. HOWARD, Corporal JERRY INGRAM, Corporal A. PAINTER, W. A. ROSE, CARROL J. COLEMAN, H. CONNORS, JOHN BROWN, JOSEPH SMITH, Private McCONNOLLY, Capt. BRUCE, H. C. BURROUGHS, W. HARWICK, ANTOINE PAFFNER, PETER NOWLER, ADAM RINGE, JNO. DOUGLAS, H. HUNT, and four others whose names have not been ascertained.

THE WOUNDED.
Company A -- First Lieut. CLIFTON T. WHARTON (seriously), Private H. A. MASSEY.
Company B -- JOHN BLACKMAN (leg amputated), JOSEPH W. PECK.
Company F -- W. E. BROWN, DANIEL MARCY, PROSPECT WARING, RICHARD PORTER, JAMES MYERS, J. H. HARKINSON, C. W. MARTIN, JOHN RUSSELL, FELIX COX, J. H. BORDER, WM. WELSH, WM. W. LEONE, B. F. WRIGHT, DANIEL SMITH, Corporal H. E. BEEBE, Corporal A. GOLDSMITH, A. G. PLUMMER, J. W. LINDSAY, JAS. ANNA, ANDREW McCORMICK, H. ATWOOD.
Company G -- GEORGE MORRIS, (seriously), WILLIAM TRACY, JOHN LYONS, ALFRED TAYLOR, CALEB SHOWERS, BENJ. BENNETT, JOHN A. ABELL, H. F. MILLER, MICHAEL JAMES CHRISTIAN, JOHN HAYS, ROBT. G. OSBORNE, (seriously), H. STALL, MARTIN WALTMER, DENNIS GALLAGHER, DANIEL TONRIS, R. MUMFORD, J. MUMFORD, W. BILLINGS, W. R. WHITELY, J. B. McMULLIN, H. A. REED, J. W. HOUGHTALON, CHAS. E. BELTOW, JAMES MAXWELL, STEPHEN STALLICH, JAMES M. TENNYSON, J. A. LYNDSAY, LOUIS SPRINGE, CLARK DODGE, ABRAHAM PERSING, CHAS. HOURSING.
Company I -- DANIEL SNYDER, A. GILMORE, ALFRED CRIPPEN, CHARLES H. REA, JOHN H. ROMAS, CONRAD SCHLEVER, JAMES LYNN (seriously), JAMES ALLISON, WILLIAM WIPPO, AUGUST WINTHROP, J. M. CARROLL, W. P. TYLER, JOHN MORRISSEY, W. H. VICKERS, FRANK HARDEE, H. HOBBS, NICHOLAS ALERM, M. V. FOLEY, HOWARD BEARDSLEY, W. C. SMITH, E. J. IRWIN, MR. JONES, W. PITTUM, DANIEL FARLOW, JOHN CRAMER, Corporal VINCENT, SMION VICTOR ANIKEN, H. DENNIS, H. H. PALMER (seriously), JAMES W. DAWSON, JOHN FRITK, S. DOWLING, W. NOBLE, JOHN W. BOSTON, MICHAEL MALONEY, HARRISON COWDEN.
Company K -- JAMES C. FULLERTON and twelve others so slightly wounded that we omit their names, and six seriously wounded, beyond hopes of recovery.

Philadelphia Press Pennsylvania 1861-09-19

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