sacking houses and hanging negroes to lamp-posts at Thirty-second street and Eighth avenue, were driven off by Colonel Mott
, with a squadron of cavalry, and a battery of the Eighth New York Volunteer Artillery.
All through that day, from points in the city five miles apart, came the news of riots and calls for help.
One of the latter was from General Sanford
, asking to be relieved of some of the negroes who had taken refuge in the arsenal, so that he could make room for more soldiers.
Several colored men were hung to lamp-posts near Twenty-seventh street and Seventh avenue, and a force of one hundred and fifty infantry was sent in the afternoon by General Sanford
to disperse the mob. The soldiers returned, however, without attempting to clear the streets, and almost while they were still in sight the rioters had recommenced their occupation of plunder and murder.
Late in the day, a fight took place in First avenue, between Eighteenth and Nineteenth streets, between a desperate mob and a force of militia and enrolled citizens.
, of the Ninth New York Volunteers, was shot, and crippled for life, and the troops were repulsed until Captain Putnam
, with his company, and the “Permanent guard,” under Captain Shelley
, acting aide-de-camp
, were sent by General Brown
to the rescue.
Thursday, July 16.-At an early hour in the morning the Seventh Regiment New York Militia, which had been summoned home by telegraph, arrived, and the other militia regiments followed during the day. By this time the riot was regarded as practically over.
had the day previous issued a proclamation, calling on the citizens to resume their avocations.
It was also announced from Washington
that the draft had been suspended, and the Common Council appropriated $2,500,000 toward paying $300 exemption money per man to the poor who might be drafted.
, however, and Commissioner Acton
remained steadily at their posts.
The riotous spirit, which for three days and nights had held the metropolis by the throat, though crushed, was not yet wholly extinguished.
The “Permanent guard” had encounters during the day with rioters on Fourth avenue, near Grammercy Park, and in Fifty-second street, near Eleventh avenue. A heavy fight took place about one P. M. at Jackson
's foundry, at First avenue and Twenty-eighth street. The mob, driven to final desperation, rallied repeatedly after being dispersed by the soldiers, and renewed their attack.
The troops were so divided, engaged in patroling the city, that it was night before a sufficient force could be concentrated by General Brown
to finish the work of subjugation.
, with several companies under his command, earned