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At Nicholasville, Kentucky, a railroad locomotive explodes and kills six Union soldiers

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06/06/1863
A fatal accident occured in Nicholasville in central Kentucky when a Kentucky Central Railroad locomotive blew its boiler.  Six soldiers from four different New England regiments were killed immediately or died the next day from severe scalding burns, and several others were badly injured.  The Thirty-Fifth Massachusetts lost three men, the Seventh Rhode Island and the Ninth New Hampshire lost one man each.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"The Railroad Disaster at Nicholasville, Ky.," New York Times, June 10, 1863, p. 1.
Frank Moore, ed., The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives, Illustrative Incidents, Poetry, Etc. (New York: D. Van Nostrand, 1864), VII:

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