Train derailment in Wisconsin kills ten people and injures many more
A thirteen car excursion train of the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad carrying passengers from Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin to Chicago, Illinois derailed when the locomotive reportedly hit an ox on the track near Johnson's Creek, about eight miles south of Watertown, Wisconsin. Ten people on the crowded train were killed and dozens others injured. (By John Osborne)
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, Lee and Company, 1861), 405.