From the Richmond Dispatch, 8/28/1867, p. 1, c. 3

HORRIBLE ACCIDENT. – About 4 o’clock yesterday evening Willie Booth, about nine years of age, jumped on the platform of the Fredericksburg train as it was backing down Broad street. Before he had ridden many yards he slipped off and fell under the wheels, which passed over both of his legs, cutting one of them off at the knee and the other just the ankle. The little fellow was removed to his mother’s residence, on Broad street, and medical attention given. He died last night at 8 o’clock.

The victim of this unfortunate accident is a son of Mr. William Booth, who was killed near Fort Gregg, in front of Petersburg, on the 2d of April, 1865. He was a member of the Norfolk Light Artillery, and was noted for his coolness and every other quality that constituted a good soldier.

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