Accidents on Confederate Railroads -- 1864

Below are the accidents I have been able to identify. I'm sure there were many more that I will uncover and add to the list and also that the vast majority of accidents will never be uncovered.
 
1864
Date Railroad(s) Source

Report

1/8 Wilmington & Weldon Wilmington Journal 1/9

NP, WJ 1-9-64

1/16 Richmond & Danville Richmond Dispatch 1/18

NP, RD 1-18-64

Richmond Dispatch 1/19

NP, RD 1-19-64

1/27 Wilmington & Manchester Wilmington Journal 1/30

NP, WJ 1-29-64

2/4 Virginia & Tennessee Richmond Dispatch 2/9

NP, RD 2-9-64

2/8 North Carolina Richmond Dispatch 2/15

NP, RD 2-15-64

Wilmington & Weldon Richmond Dispatch 2/13

NP, RD 2-13A-64

Richmond & Petersburg Richmond Dispatch 2/9

NP, RD 2-9-64

2/12 Richmond & Danville Letter

NA, R&D 4-7-64

2/13 Virginia Central Charlottesville Chronicle 2/14

NP, CHCH 2-14-64

2/20 Western & Atlantic Memphis Appeal 2/23

NP, MAP 2-23-64

2/25 South Carolina Charleston Mercury 2/27

NP, CM 2-27A-64

Wilmington & Manchester Charleston Mercury 2/29

NP, CM 2-29-64

3/1 Virginia Central Annual Report An axle broke under the ladies' car, causing the car to be thrown from the track and overturned. Several persons were riding on the platforms; one of these was killed and another had his leg fractured. The axle was new and had been recently put under the car.
Staunton Spectator 3/8

NP, SS 3-8-64

3/9 Savannah, Albany & Gulf Macon Telegraph 3/16

NP, MT 3-16-64

3/22 Richmond & Danville Richmond Dispatch 3/24

NP, RD 3-24-64

3/27 Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Richmond Dispatch 3/28

NP, RD 3-28-64

Richmond Dispatch 3/29

NP, RD 3-29-64

4/8 Richmond & Petersburg Richmond Dispatch 4/11

NP, RD 4-11-64

Abington Virginian 4/15

NP, AV 4-15-64

Carolina Watchman 4/18

NP, CW 4-18A-64

4/9 North Carolina Greensboro Patriot 4/14

NP, GP 4-14A-64

4/15 Virginia & Tennessee Annual Report Four soldiers of the 51st Ga. regt. were injured by troop train running off the track near Shawsville while going east -- conductor, E. G. Scruggs; engineer, J. B. Smith -- all recovered.
Memphis Appeal 4/29

NP, MAP 4-29-64

4/24 Augusta & Savannah Memphis Appeal 4/27

NP, MAP 4-27A-64

4/26 North Carolina Carolina Watchman 5/2

NP, CW 5-2-64

4/27 Alabama & Mississippi Rivers Richmond Dispatch 4/28

NP, RD 4-28-64

South Carolina Charleston Mercury 4/28

NP,_CM_4-28-64

4/28 Virginia & Tennessee Annual Report Colored brakeman named Jim, the property of W. M. Hite, while coupling cars at Glade Spring, was caught between them, and so injured that he died.
4/30 Mobile & Ohio Mobile Advertiser & Register 5/1

NP, MAR 5-1-64

5/18 Richmond & Danville Richmond Dispatch 5/19

NP, RD 5-19-64

Richmond Dispatch 5/20

NP, RD 5-20-64

Richmond Dispatch 5/23

NP, RD 5-23-64

5/24 Alabama & Mississippi Rivers Mobile Advertiser & Register 5/26

NP, MAR 5-26-64

5/25 Unknown Richmond Dispatch 5/27

NP, RD 5-27-64

6/3 Petersburg Richmond Dispatch 6/4

NP, RD 6-4-64

Augusta Constitutionalist 6/9

NP, AC 6-9-64

6/7 Northeastern Charleston Mercury 6/9

NP, CM 6-9-64

6/9 South Carolina South Carolinian 6/11

NP, SC 6-11-64

6/10 Western & Atlantic Augusta Constitutionalist 6/14

NP, AC 6-14-64

6/18 Mississippi & Tennessee Annual Report

AR, M&T 10-1-64 S

7/2 Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Richmond Dispatch 7/4

NP, RD 7-4-64

7/10 Atlanta & West Point Augusta Constitutionalist 7/15

NP, AC 7-15-64

7/11 Georgia Augusta Constitutionalist 7/12

NP, AC 7-12A-64

7/17 North Carolina Raleigh Conservative 7/20

NP, RCS 7-20B-64

Raleigh Conservative 7/28

NP, RCS 7-27-64

North Carolina Carolina Watchman 7/18

NP, CW 7-18-64

7/18 Macon & Western Augusta Constitutionalist 7/20

NP, AC 7-20-64

Richmond Dispatch 7/20

NP, RD 7-20-64

Chattanooga Rebel 7/20

NP, CR 7-20-64

Augusta Constitutionalist 7/24

NP, AC 7-24-64

7/23 Richmond & Danville Richmond Dispatch 7/25

NP, RD 7-25-64

Augusta Constitutionalist 7/30

NP, AC 7-30-64

7/26 Montgomery & West Point Macon Telegraph 7/29

NP, MT 7-29-64

7/31 Richmond & Danville Richmond Dispatch 8/3

NP, RD 8-3-64

8/4 South Western Charleston Mercury 8/11

NP, CM 8-11-64

8/8 Alabama & Florida (of Alabama) Augusta Constitutionalist 8/11

NP, AC 8-11A-64

8/16 Macon & Western Macon Telegraph 8/17

NP, MT 8-17-64

8/20 Charleston & Savannah Charleston Mercury 8/22

NP, CM 8-22-64

8/24 Alabama & Tennessee River Talladega Alabama Reporter 8/25

NP, TAR 8-25-64

Augusta Constitutionalist 8/31

NP, AC 8-31-64

Official Records

OR Series 1, Vol. 39, Part 2, Page 799

8/25 Augusta & Savannah Augusta Constitutionalist 8/27

NP, AC 8-27-64

8/31 South Carolina Charleston Mercury 9/2

NP, CM 9-2-64

9/2 Macon & Western Annual Report

AR, M&W 12-1-64 S

Macon Telegraph 9/3

NP, MT 9-3-64

Augusta Constitutionalist 9/4

NP, AC 9-4A-64

Macon Telegraph 9/5

NP, MT 9-5-64

Augusta Constitutionalist 9/7

NP, AC 9-7-64

9/11 South Carolina Charleston Mercury 9/12

NP, CM 9-12-64

9/13 South Western Richmond Dispatch 9/16

NP, RD 9-16-64

9/18 Mobile & Ohio Augusta Constitutionalist 9/21

NP, AC 9-21-64

9/23 South Western Columbus Sun 9/24

NP, CS 9-24-64

Augusta Constitutionalist 9/28

NP, AC 9-28-64

Muscogee Macon Telegraph 9/24

NP, MT 9-24-64

9/29 Virginia & Tennessee Lynchburg Virginian 10/1

NP, LV 10-1-64

10/1 Richmond & Danville Richmond Dispatch 10/3

NP, RD 10-3-64

Richmond Sentinel 10/3

NP, RS 10-3-64

10/4 Unknown Richmond Dispatch 10/5

NP, RD 10-5-64

10/8 Mobile & Ohio Macon Telegraph 10/9

NP, MT 10-9-64

10/9 Northeastern Charleston Mercury 10/10

NP, CM 10-10-64.

10/14 South Carolina Augusta Constitutionalist 10/15

NP, AC 10-15-64

10/? - 10/22 Mobile & Ohio Official Records

OR Series 1, Vol. 52, Part 2, Page 749

10/26 Virginia & Tennessee Annual Report Mr. W. C. Hooper, engineman, upon the engine, E. H. Gill, on mail train going west, had his leg broken by his engine running off the track. Cause -- broken truck wheel. He has recovered.
Lynchburg Virginian 10/27

NP, LV 10-27-64

Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Richmond Whig 10/27

NP, RW 10-27-64

Richmond Sentinel 10/27

NP, RS 10-27-64

Richmond Dispatch 10/27

NP, RD 10-27-64

10/29 Virginia & Tennessee Annual Report Felix Newman, fireman, while going west, on mail train, to join his engine, attempted to get upon the pilot of the engine at Bonsack's, fell under and was run over by the engine and killed.
11/4 Richmond & Danville Richmond Dispatch 11/5

NP, RD 11-5-64

Richmond & Petersburg Richmond Dispatch 11/5

NP, RD 11-5-64

11/8 Piedmont Lynchburg Virginian 11/11

NP, LV 11-11-64

11/19 Richmond & Danville Richmond Dispatch 11/25

NP, RD 11-25A-64

11/22 South Carolina Augusta Constitutionalist 11/23

NP, AC 11-23-64

11/23 Savannah, Albany & Gulf Augusta Constitutionalist 11/30

NP, AC 11-30-64

11/26 Greenville & Columbia Charleston Mercury 11/28

NP, CM 11-28-64

11/27 Virginia & Tennessee Annual Report Randell Spinney, colored man, while passing from one car to another, in a state of intoxication, fell between them, was run over and killed.
Piedmont or Richmond & Danville Raleigh Confederate 12/2

NP, RCF 12-2-64

11/30 Virginia Central Annual Report By the explosion of locomotive "E. Fontaine," at Wickham's crossing, James Ramsey, engineer, was instantly killed.
Richmond Dispatch 12/1

NP, RD 12-1-64

Richmond Sentinel 12/1

NP, RS 12-1-64

12/1 Virginia & Tennessee Annual Report Allen Langhorne, colored brakeman, on freight train, fell between the cars at forty mile tank, was run over and killed.
12/6? Piedmont Greensboro Patriot 12/8

NP, GP 12-8-64

12/8 North Carolina or Western North Carolina Raleigh Confederate 12/14

NP, RCF 12-14-64

about 12/12 Washington County Houston Telegraph 12/14

NP, HT 12-14-64

12/21 Northeastern Charleston Courier 12/23

NP, CC 12-23A-64

Virginia Central Richmond Sentinel 12/22

NP, RS 12-22A-64

12/22 South Carolina Charleston Courier 12/23

NP, CC 12-23-64

Buffalo Bayou, Brazos & Colorado Confederate News 1/6/65

NP, CN 1-6-65

12/23 Virginia & Tennessee Lynchburg Virginian 12/26

NP, LV 12-26-64

12/29 Macon & Brunswick Montgomery Advertiser 1/3/65

NP, MAV 1-3-65

12/31 South Carolina Augusta Constitutionalist 1/4/65

NP, AC 1-4A-65

?/? Virginia Central Annual Report Mr. Patrick Hunt, while walking on the track in the city of Richmond, was overtaken by the accommodation train, descending to the station without the locomotive (which had just been detached), knocked down, and had his foot so seriously injured that amputation was thought necessary.

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