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The Daily Dispatch: July 22, 1863., [Electronic resource], Destruction of a Federal gunboat by a torpedo. (search)
Destruction of a Federal gunboat by a torpedo. A dispatch was yesterday received at the Navy Department, in this city, from Commander Brown, dated Yazoo City, July 20th, stating that the Federal gunboat DeKalb, thirteen guns, had been totally destroyed, on the 18th, by the explosion of a torpedo which had been placed in the Yazoo river to prevent the Federal war vessels from ascending that stream.
e city. The Herald, of Saturday, has the following summary of the position of affairs: Partial quiet has been restored in New York, and an order from Washington directs that the drafting shall proceed. Large bodies of soldiers constantly patrol the streets to keep down the smouldering disquiet. Gen. Wool has been removed from the command of the U. S. forces in the city department, and Gen. Dix takes command. Gen. Foster takes Gen. Dix's place at Fortress Monroe. Brig. Gen Harvey Brown has been retired from service, and is succeeded by Gen. Canby, in command of the forces in the city and harbor of New York. Archbishop Hughes addressed 5,000 of his friends on the 17th, begging them to be quiet and not to resist the enforcement of the laws. Riots of greater or less magnitude are reported in various places in New England, New York, and New Jersey. In many places the draft has been suspended. Hots in other places. Disturbances occurred in Boston, Ne
fame in Grecian street, and killed one man. The drinking shops were gutted, and a perfect reign of terror prevailed. A negro was shot by a Zouave in 324 street. The mob beat a negro to death and hung him to a tree on Staten Island. The Lyceam and Marius Hospital were attacked by the mob, who carried five hundred muskets and ammunition. Five of the New York city regiments have been ordered home. The rioters numbered 5,000 strong. New York, July 16--The trouble is not yet over. General Brown threatens to kill every man found in a crowd. The public buildings are guarded by infantry and cannon. The artillery fired cannister among the mob in 37th street, and at St. Clair's house, on 29th street, last night, and a man resembling Greely was awfully beaten. Andrews, the leader of the mob, was arrested and sent to Fort Lafayette. Boston, July 14--The mob has just gathered and broken into several gunships. It originated in an attempt to draft a citizen. The alarm bells