Train hand killed.
by Lisa Y. Henderson
WELDON, Feb. 20.
Fatal Railroad Accident. – A free negro man, employed as a train hand on the Seaboard and Roanoke Rail Road, was killed at Garysburg today by falling from the Portsmouth cars just as the train was crossing the bridge which spans the track of the Petersburg Railroad.
Semi-Weekly Fayetteville Observer, 22 February 1855.