NP, CW 11/18/1861

From the Carolina Watchman (Salisbury, N. C.)
November 18, 1861
Railroad Accident
   A serious accident occurred on the Charlotte and Statesville Railroad {Atlantic, Tennessee & Ohio RR}, somewhere near Davidson College, on Thursday last. The passenger train came in collision with some loaded platform cars which were standing on the track. The conductor, Mr. Faulkner, had one leg smashed so badly that amputation was necessary, and a Mr. McNeely, a passenger, who was standing on the platform, was so seriously injured that he died soon after the accident occurred. No one else was injured.
Charlotte Democrat
   An accident occurred on the N. C. Road on Saturday night, near this place, by which two passenger cars were thrown from the track, causing the accident to the two hindmost cars. Several were slightly bruised, but no one seriously injured.