with a large paving-stone, and fell to the ground.
His musket was seized, and the poor wretch was brutally beaten by the rioters before the police could rescue him. When Patch was seen to fall Colonel Jones
gave the order “double quick” to his men, and the whole column started off on a run, ducking and dipping to avoid the stones.
At this the crowd set up a yell of derision and started after them full tilt.
Two soldiers were knocked down, while running, but managed to make their escape-one of them with the assistance of the police, While the foregoing events were transpiring in and near President street depot, an. immense concourse of people had gathered at the barricade.
When the troops appeared in full run a great shout was raised, and the head of the column was greeted with a shower of paving-stones.
The troops faltered, and finally, in the face of a second shower of stones, came to a dead halt.
The patience of their commander was at last exhausted.
He cried out in a voice, which was heard even above the yells of the mob, “Fire!”
The soldiers leveled their pieces and the mob seemed to pause, as if to take breath.
The soldiers fired.
A young man, named F. X. Ward
, now a well-known lawyer of this city, fell pierced by a ball.
A hoarse yell of fear and rage went up from the mob, but it did not give way. The troops fired again and again, and the crowd wavering, they rushed upon them with fixed bayonets and forced a passage over the barricade.
A scene of bloody confusion followed.
As the troops retreated, firing, the rioters rushed upon them only to be repulsed by the line of bayonets.
Some of the rioters fought like madmen.
Finally, the mob, exasperated by their failure to prevent the passage of the troops, made a desperate rush upon them, and one young man, who was in the front rank of the rioters, was forced close upon the soldiery.
One of the soldiers raised his gun, took deliberate aim at the rioter and fired.
The cap exploded, but the gun failed to go off. The rioter rushed forward, seized the gun, wrested it by an almost superhuman effort from the soldier's grasp, and plunged the bayonet through the man's shoulder.
During the firing a number of the rioters fell, killed and wounded.
At the intersection of Charles and Pratt streets, Andrew Robbins
, a soldier from Stoneham, Massachusetts
, was shot in the neck by a rioter.
He was carried into a drug store near by, and was protected from the mob. At Howard street a strong force of rioters from Camden station
met the troops and refused to yield.
The soldiers fired again and the mob gave way. The soldiers again started at the double quick and reached Camden station
without further trouble.
Thirteen cars were drawn out, and the soldiers left the depot amid the hisses and groans of the multitude.
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