In Dutchess County, New York, a troop train derailment kills five men of the 94th New York Volunteers

A troop train carrying much of the 94th New York Volunteer Infantry, including their band, hit a broken rail on the Hudson River Railroad near Tivoli, New York.  Five cars were pitched into the river and the entire train derailed. Five soldiers, a recruit and four enlisted men from Company G, were killed and around a dozen others injured.  The band lost all its instruments.  The regiment reached New York the next day and then went on to service in Virginia.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation
"Serious Railroad Accident," New York Times, March 16, 1862.
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Crime/Disasters
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