Deepcut, NJ Train Accident, Jan 1860

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Jan 18, 1860

RAILROAD-ACCIDENT.---In New Jersey, this day, as the boat-train from Bordentown, en route for Camden, was passing in the vicinity of Deep Cut, about eight o'clock, A. M., an unknown white man, who was walking upon the track, was struck by the cow-catcher and instantly killed. The body was removed to Camden and taken in charge by Coroner Roberts, when an inquest was held and a verdict rendered in accordance with the facts. The deceased was about five feet four inches in height, dark-brown hair, wore heavy whiskers and moustache, and was apparently about thirty-two years of age. His clothing consisted of a brown tweed-cloth coat, black cloth vest with brass buttons, drab pantaloons, and he had nothing upon his feet but his stockings. The deceased was supposed to have been crazy, as he was seen by several persons walking upon the track and acting in a very singular manner.

Vincent's Semi-annual United States Register, Jan-Jun 1860 page 49