In Virginia, a midnight train wreck kills two soldiers and a brakeman
Close to midnight, a night train loaded with troops from the Ninety-Sixth New York Infantry hit a broken rail on the Orange and Alexandria Railroad near the Warrenton Junction and threw its rear car down an embankment. The railroad brakeman and two New York soldiers were killed instantly and twenty-eight others in the car were injured, some severely. (By John Osborne)
"Railroad Slaughter: Terrible Disaster on the Orange and Alexandria Road," New York Herald, December 1, 1865, p. 1.