In New York, an accident with a loaded experimental rifle slightly wounds General U.S. Grant

General U.S. Grant, visiting New York, was examining a prototype of a new rifle design in the Metropolitan Hotel when the weapon discharged and slightly injured his hand.  Grant's four children were present, along with his aides, but no-one else was hurt in the incident.  His wound was dressed on the spot and did not interrupt his scheduled arrangements for the rest of the day.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation
"Gen. Grant's First Wound," Chicago Tribune, March 2, 1866, p. 2. 
Date Certainty
Exact
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Personal
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