From the New York Times, 5/8/1889

LIBBY PRISON IN RUINS.

MAYSVILLE, Ky., May 7. The freight train which was transporting the famous Libby Prison from Richmond to Chicago was wrecked seven miles east of here yesterday by the breaking of an axle of one of the cars. The remains of the war relic were scattered about, and people flocked to the scene all day to secure old bricks and lumber as momentoes. No one was hurt.

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