NP, MAP 5/6/1862

From the Memphis Appeal
May 6, 1862
Railroad Accident
   We have already stated that a fatal accident took place on Saturday morning last on the {Memphis &} Charleston railroad owing to the military authorities having deprived the road of its telegraphic instrument. It appears that while a train was ??? for wood and water at Pocahontas a train, full of soldiers ran into it. The engine of this latter train turned off his steam and had the breaks down, but there is an inclined plain at that spot and the collision was inevitable. The contact was not sufficiently violent to very greatly damage the locomotives or the cars; but five of the soldiers were killed and several injured but none, so we understand, in a manner likely to result fatally. It is said that the engineer and conductor of the moving train ran off.