NP, MAP 5/4A/1862

From the Memphis Appeal
May 4, 1862
Fatal Railroad Accident
   Since the occupation of the railroads by the military there has necessarily been much irregularity among the trains. By means of the telegraph station at each depot warning has been given along the track and accident avoided. On Friday the {Memphis &} Charleston depot, in this city, was deprived by authority of this means of safety; the instrument at the depot was stopped. The very next day the consequences that must of course follow, in the present state of affairs, such a step took place. Yesterday a collision occurred near Pocahontas, this side of Corinth, in which several lives were lost. At the time we write no particulars have come to hand.