From the Richmond Times, 11/12/1886, p. 4, c. 4
Arm Cut Off.
George Brown (colored), a youth of fourteen, had his right arm caught between two cog wheels in the rolling-mill, at the Tredegar Iron Works, and so badly mangled as to necessitate amputation. The ambulance, Dr. Rogers in charge, was called to his assistance. He was carried to the Almshouse, where the surgical operation will be performed in the morning, under the charge of Dr. Trevilian. At a late hour last night Brown was doing very well, having rallied much from the severe shock from which he was suffering.