Saturday, January 10, 2015

Springfield, Mass. Oct. 1864-- Part 4: A Horrible Train Wreck

SHOCKING RAILROAD ACCIDENT:  A train carrying 275 sick and wounded soldiers from New Haven to Reidsville ,near Boston, derailed at a deep cut known as Rocky Ledge near Lyme, Connecticut.  Twelve soldiers were killed and 35 wounded as the cars slammed into the rocky cliffs.

Among those killed was John B. Baxter of Springfield, a member of the 34th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment.

--Old Secesh

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