most remarkable features of the riot was the persistency and courage with which the mob hung on to the troops, in spite of the continued firing.
Another remarkable feature was the extraordinary coolness and forbearance of the troops.
, during the progress of the riot, did one of the bravest things on record, and his conduct is remembered and frequently quoted in Baltimore
to-day as a conspicuous example of unselfish devotion and courage.
After ordering the removal of the anchors at the barricade, the Mayor
made his way to Pratt street bridge, where he saw the troops approaching.
He ran at once to the head of the column, the people crying as he passed: “Here comes the Mayor
shook hands with the officers in command, saying as he did so: “I am the Mayor
He then placed himself by Colonel Jones
' side, and marched with him for several squares, begging, warning, and commanding the citizens not to offer any violence.
In the excited state of feeling at the time, the Mayor
's conduct was as plucky as anything I have ever read or heard of. His presence, doubtless, saved a great deal of bloodshed.
When the Mayor
left the head of the column, Marshal Kane
, with fifty policemen with drawn revolvers, rushed to the rear of the column, formed a line across the street, and succeeded in keeping back the mob. This was one of the most exciting episodes of the riot.
The list of the killed and wounded was as follows: Soldiers killed-Addison O. Whitney
, a young mechanic, of Lowell, Massachusetts
; Luther C. Ladd
, another young mechanic, also from Lowell
; Charles A. Taylor
, decorative painter, from Boston
, and Sumner II.
, a plasterer from the same city-4.
A number of soldiers were wounded.
The citizens killed were: Robert W. Davis
, Philip S. Miles
, John McCann
, John McMahon
, William R. Clark
, James Carr
, Francis Maloney
, Sebastian Gill
, William Maloney
, William Reed
, Michael Murphy
, Patrick Griffith
Wounded-Frank X. Ward
, James Myers
, and a boy whose name was not ascertained-4.
The fact that more of the troops were not killed is to be ascribed to the fact that the citizens had no arms except paving-stones.
Many more of the citizens were wounded beside those whose names were returned, and, perhaps, some more were killed.
The lower classes generally concealed their injuries.
The death of Mr. Robert W. Davis
was one of the most tragic incidents of the day. Mr. Davis
was a member of the firm of Paynter
& Co., dry goods
dealers, on Baltimore street, and one of the most prominent citizens of Baltimore
Early on the