The slightly later inscription on this piece appears to be associated with an early railroad disaster. From the Philadelphia Daily News, Aug. 30, 1855:
LAMENTABLE RAILROAD ACCIDENT - FEARFUL LOSS OF LIFE
It is our sad duty to record one of the most frightful railroad accidents that has ever accurred [sic] in this section of the country. It took place yesterday morning, on the Camden and Amboy Railroad, about a mile above Burlington...
two of the cars were broken into fragments, and a third one was much injured. In the two cars which were thus crushed scarcely a passenger escaped without serious injury, and many were taken out from the ruins lifeless...
Many of the citizens of Burlington... proceeded to the scene of the calamity and aided in the rescue of the wounded from the wreck.
Miss Jane P. Lincoln, of Ellicott's Mills, N.J. The deceased was killed instantly. Her aged mother was at Burlington, and the news almost proved fatal to her.
The recipients have not been identified, but presumably aided either Miss Lincoln or her mother; there are numerous Milnors recorded in Burlington and Burlington County in the mid 19th century.
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