From the Richmond Dispatch, 10/4/1861, p. 2, c. 2

Serious Accident. – On yesterday afternoon, while Mrs. Jefferson Davis, accompanied by Mrs. Johnston, lady of the Commander-in-Chief of the Army of the Potomac, were riding out in a carriage, in the vicinity of Mr. Dill’s farm, the gear of the horses gave way, and the carriage was precipitated into a deep gully. Both ladies were greatly shocked, and received severe contusions – Mrs. Johnston having, in addition to other injuries, one of here arms broken. Mr. Herbert Graves happening to be near, assisted the ladies from their painful situation, and brought them, by another conveyance, back to the city.


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