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The Angola HorrorThe 1867 Train Wreck That Shocked the Nation and Transformed American Railroads$
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Charity Vogel

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780801449086

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9780801449086.001.0001

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(p.132) Chapter 11 Recognitions
The Angola Horror

Charity Vogel

Cornell University Press

This chapter discusses the rescue efforts undertaken at the scene of the New York Express wreckage from 5:30 P.M. until midnight. On the eastern side of Big Sister Creek bridge, villagers waited for the Buffalo and Erie Railroad's relief train packed with city doctors, railroad workers, medical goods, wrecking equipment, and mattresses for the injured. One such doctor was Samuel Wetmore. This chapter considers the recovery of the dead and the transportation of the victims in Angola in the aftermath of the disaster. It also describes the role of Rev. John Chase Lord, in trying to sum up the meaning of, and trying to explain, the Angola wreck.

Keywords:   rescue efforts, city doctors, medical goods, Samuel Wetmore, recovery of the dead, victims, Angola, John Chase Lord

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