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At the Baltimore depot, the presidential rail car, the President not aboard, collides with a freight train

Railroad Accidents, iconic image
07/04/1865
The presidential railway car was involved in a collision with a freight train in the Baltimore rail depot around eight in the evening.  Ailing President Johnson had allowed the use of the carriage for diplomats and dignitaries from Washington to attend the dedication ceremonies at the Gettysburg battlefield in Pennsylvania.  Negligence with switches reportedly led to the accident which caused slight damage and resulted in only minor injuries.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
"From Baltimore: Accident to the President's Car--Several Persons Injured," Chicago Tribune, July 6, 1865, p. 1.

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