Crushed between a train of cars.

by Lisa Y. Henderson

CORONER’S INQUEST. – Coroner Wood, yesterday afternoon, held an inquest over the body of a free negro named Bill Gafford, at the Manchester Rail Road Depot, who came to his death by being crushed between a train of cars eight miles this side of Fair Bluff. – Verdict in accordance with the above. – Wilmington Herald.

North Carolina Argus (Wadesboro), 29 August 1857.