NP, CR 7/20/1864

From the Chattanooga Rebel
July 20, 1864
Chapter of Accidents
   At the present writing, 9 o'clock p. m., the passenger train on the Macon & Western railroad due here at 4 1/2 p. m., has not arrived. The detention is occurred by the bursting, or "blowing up" of the "Sunshine," an engine recently built at Macon, near Lovejoy's station yesterday morning. The engine was carrying out the freight when the explosion took place, and the engineer, James Haskeith, was instantly killed. Full particulars not yet received. It is thought that the wreck will be cleared out of the way today.
   No train came through yesterday from Montgomery, owing to the capture of Loachapekei (?) and Opelika, Ala. {Montgomery & West Point RR}, by a raiding party of the enemy.
   The evening passenger train on the Georgia railroad returned to this city {Atlanta} late yesterday evening, after having proceeded about two miles below Decatur, when they learned that a brigade of Yankee cavalry had cut the road about two miles this side of Stone mountain, and had torn up about one mile and a half of the track. A smoke could be seen in that direction, believed to be caused by the burning of the cross ties. Whether the raiders will follow the track down toward Covington, destroying it or return to their main body, is a matter of conjecture. Forces have been sent to intercept them.
Appeal, 19th