NP, MAP 4/2/1862

From the Memphis Appeal
April 2, 1862
Railroad Accident
   When the railroad train was coming into the {Memphis &} Charleston depot at 5 o'clock last evening, the breakman, a stout, fine Irishman, in stepping off while the cars were in motion, slipped and fell, and the wheels passed over one foot, crushing it from heel to toe. A doctor was called, who pronounced immediate amputation to be necessary to escape the fatal horrors of lockjaw.