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Theodore S Bowers (10 October 1832 - 6 March 1866)
He was killed by a train. Attempting to board General Grant's railroad car on the train which was leaving Garrison Station, on the Hudson River Railroad, near West Point, he fell between two railroad cars, and was run over.
....the train, which was already in motion. In attempting to get on board he grasped the railing on the platform of the car in which General Grant was seated, and sprang upon the step, but striking with such violence as to break his hold, he was instantly precipitated under the wheels of the next car and ground to death.
.....he motion of the train caused him to fall between Grant's car and the car ahead. He died instantly as he was run over and dragged some distance by the train.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7468598/theodore-shelton-bowers
https://archive.org/stream/jstor-40186784/40186784_djvu.txt
 
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My answer is: Lt. Colonel Theodore S. Bowers. Bowers was killed on March 7, 1866 at West Point, Garrison Station, New York while accompanying U.S. Grant and his son. While Grant was dropping his son off at West Point, Bowers grabbed the handrail of Grant's train car, the sudden motion of the train caused him to fall between Grant's car and the car ahead. Bowers instantly died as the train ran over him and dragging him a considerable distance. David.
 
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