Browsing named entities in The Daily Dispatch: December 21, 1865., [Electronic resource]. You can also browse the collection for Croft or search for Croft in all documents.

Your search returned 4 results in 2 document sections:

the new police force appointed by the Mayor, with Major John H. Claiborne as Chief, assembled at the station over the First Market, where they were received by Major Croft, the efficient Chief of the late Military Police, and his assistants, Captains Ford, Roche and Jackson. The old police then evacuated the station, leaving it in possession of their successors, and repaired to their quarters, in the room over the Market commonly known as Military Hall, where Major Croft and Captains Roche and Ford made appropriate addresses to the men, paying them high compliments for the efficient and faithful manner in which they had performed their duties as policemen lness, both night and day. If the Major's instructions are carried out, we shall have no cause to regret the substitution of a civil for a military police. Major Croft's force was chiefly composed of men from the Eleventh and Twelfth United States regulars, the Twenty-fourth Massachusetts and the Twentieth New York regiments.
e First Station-House last night: --Ellen Burton, negro, for stealing clothing and abusing Mrs. Simons; Billy Burk, negro, for stealing and attempting to sell a load of coal: Dick Rivers, the notorious "rough" from the Sixth Ward, New York, for stealing a bottle of pickles from the store of Mr. Rooke.--Rivers, it will be remembered, recently served a term of imprisonment in Castle Thunder, and on the morning of his release went to the police station drunk, and made such a disturbance that Major Croft had him again locked up. The Major discharged him upon his solemn promise to leave the city at once, although he remarked, after Rivers retired, that had he been aware of his antecedents, he would have sent him to jail. It now appears that the "rough" broke his word; and as it seems to be his ambition to serve another term in a Richmond prison, the Mayor will undoubtedly gratify him to-day. The only other arrest made last evening was that of a white woman, who was so drunk as to be unab