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The Daily Dispatch: January 24, 1861., [Electronic resource] 3 1 Browse Search
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d for a police force to protect the Government property. This was furnished by both New York and Brooklyn; and the Mayors, to create an additional furor, called on the Military. The "World" says: Major General H. B. Duryea and Brigadier General P. S. Crooke were advised of the facts of the case, and promptly ordered out the fifth brigade of New York State militia. The armory, a substantial new building on the corner of Henry and Cranberry streets, was a blaze of light, and was surroundeh; the Fourteenth, Col. A. M. Wood, and the Twenty-eighth, Col. Bennett. The Seventieth Regiment, Col. Samuel Graham, had been ordered to drill in the evening in the new arsenal, on Portland avenue, and were kept under arms. Generals Duryea and Crooke were at the armory, prepared to render such services as might be required of them. A detachment of New York harbor police were on duty near the yard. The officers at the yard apparently entertained little apprehension of an attack, but were