In Washington, DC, a disastrous fire kills hundreds of horses at a government livery stables
In Washington D.C., a large U.S. Government livery stable near the Naval Observatory in Foggy Bottom took fire. The conflagration killed around a third of the horses kept there. The fire was reported as accidental. (By John Osborne)
Frank Moore, ed., The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives, Illustrative Incidents, Poetry, Etc. (New York: G.P.Putnam, 1861), III: 120.