On February 27, 1862 near the town of Ponchatoula, Louisiana a train carrying Confederate troops of the 7th Mississippi Volunteer Infantry Regiment collided head-on with a south bound lumber train. The carnage and death toll was staggering. It may have been the bloodiest train wreck in the history of North America up until that date.
Wayne Cosby, Chief Historian of the Louisiana Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the Curator of the Camp Moore Confederate Cemetery & Museum is leading an effort to place a Louisiana State approved historical marker to commemorate this tragic event. Funding is the final step and we are therefore asking for donations for this worthy cause. Whether you are a Civil War history buff, a fan of old railroads and steam engines, a lover of history in general or a newcomer to this type of effort you can take satisfaction in knowing that this long forgotten tragedy and piece of our culture and history will never be forgotten again. Please make a donation in any amount to this by contacting or sending a check or cash to...
PO BOX 372
EMAIL: CLICK HERE
NOTE: Any money received in excess of our goal will be given to the Camp Moore Confederate Cemetery & Museum.
For further reading on this accident please visit the page titled...
Thanks to Jim Martin, owner of these message boards for his help with this project.