NP, RD 1/15/1862

From the Richmond Dispatch
January 15, 1862
Locomotive Explosion
   On Tuesday when the train coming north was at Salisbury, beyond Grand Junction {on the Memphis & Charleston RR} the boiler of the locomotive exploded. The engine was shattered to pieces, and the engineer, John McManus, together with the fireman, William Pilman, were instantly killer. Both these men were residents of this city, McManus had a family, Pitman was a single man. No person on the train was injured. {Additional text, found in Memphis paper: In consequence of the accident the train due at the Charleston railroad depot here on that night did not reach here until yesterday morning.}
Memphis Appeal, 9th.