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In Dutchess County, New York, a troop train derailment kills five men of the 94th New York Volunteers

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A troop train carrying much of the 94th New York Volunteer Infantry, including their band, hit a broken rail on the Hudson River Railroad near Tivoli, New York.  Five cars were pitched into the river and the entire train derailed. Five soldiers, a recruit and four enlisted men from Company G, were killed and around a dozen others injured.  The band lost all its instruments.  The regiment reached New York the next day and then went on to service in Virginia.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Serious Railroad Accident," New York Times, March 16, 1862.