The riot Declining in New York
Lincoln directs that the draft shall proceed.
Gen Dix ordered to New York.
&c, &c. &c.
Copies of the New York Herald
, of the 16th, 17th, and 18th insts., have been received.
The riot has ended all the military have control of the city.
of Thursday has the following:
The reign of violence and bloodshed continued all day yesterday, notwithstanding the vigorous measures adopted by the authorities to check it. The announcement of the suspension of the draft seemed to have occasioned no abatement in the popular excitement.
As will be seen from our copious reports, frequent collisions between the military and the populace occurred, and numbers of lives were sacrificed, while an immense amount of property was committed to destruction.
In one of the fights it is stated that forty dead bodies were left on the field of conflict.
The poor negroes were hunted, driven about, and hanged, just as on the two previous days, and hundreds of the unfortunate creatures fled terror stricken from the city.
There were scenes of violence to be witnessed in every quarter.
Around the Thirty fifth street arsenal numerous skirmishes took place, and extreme measures had to be adopted by the military authorities.
The multitude was exposed to the fire of howitzers, and several persons were killed.
There was little abatement in the display of violence manifested by the excited people throughout the city yesterday.
Notwithstanding the order of the Mayor
, announcing peace was restored, and the proclamation of Governor Seymour
, invoking the infuriated crowd to retire to their homes, promising protection to the rights of the citizens and the vindication of the law, scenes as violent and more bloody than on Tuesday were enacted in various quarters of the city.
The people seemed more desperate than ever, and the military force employed, though strong were repulsed in different localities.
Under these circumstance the effusion of blood and the destruction of property were very great.
The excitement was intense.
It was more — it was undoubtedly alarming and appalling.
volunteered his services to put down the mob. The body of Col. O'Brien
, who was killed by the rioters, had been found in the dead house of the Bellevue Hospital
On Thursday the riot commenced to decline.
of Friday, says:
In many districts of the city yesterday, the disturbances were almost a layed.
Law and order seemed to prevail to a greater extent than at any time since Monday last.
The stores were re-opened, the stages and cars were again in motion, and the city generally resumed much of its wonted peaceful aspect.
In a few localities, especially in the Eighteenth and Twenty First
Wards, there was a considerable display of resistance to authority, and many lives were sacrificed, but the vigor of the military force brought to bear upon the excited people, proved too much for them.
Not only were a number of arrests made, but several persons were shot down by the soldiers in the houses from which attacks were made.
This summary mode of treating obnoxious individuals had the necessary result of subduing the resistant multitude to a great extent, although at the cost of much blood.
, whose splendid services as a cavalry officer with the Army of the Potomac are fresh in the memory of the public, arrived here last night, and immediately offered himself to Gen. Wool
The latter has accordingly made a call upon the old cavalry soldiers now in the city, and upon all young men accustomed to the saddle, to join a volunteer cavalry corps, under command of Gen. Kilpatrick
, to assist in the suppression of violence.
It is to be hoped that the abandonment of the draft, which removes the cause of the present excitement, and the consciousness that there is sufficient power in the hands of the authorities to quell any further violence, will have the effect of putting a stop to the dreadful scenes which have for some days past kept the city in a state of terror and alarm.
On Friday the military had partial control of the city.
of Saturday, has the following summary of the position of affairs:
Partial quiet has been restored in New York, and an order from Washington directs that the drafting shall proceed.
Large bodies of soldiers constantly patrol the streets to keep down the smouldering disquiet.
has been removed from the command of the U. S. forces in the city department, and Gen. Dix
takes Gen. Dix
's place at Fortress Monroe
Brig. Gen Harvey Brown
has been retired from service, and is succeeded by Gen. Canby
, in command of the forces in the city and harbor of New York
addressed 5,000 of his friends on the 17th, begging them to be quiet and not to resist the enforcement of the laws.
Riots of greater or less magnitude are reported in various places in New England
, New York, and New Jersey
In many places the draft has been suspended.
Hots in other places.
Disturbances occurred in Boston
, and other places, but the outbreaks were on a very small scale, except at Brooklyn
Here there was a great conflagration, of which the Herald
makes the following notices.
About 11 o'clock last night a dense crowd of men attacked the covered grain elevators and factories along the river pier in Brooklyn
, setting fire to them.
The flames spread with wonderful rapidly, and the buildings and contents were destroyed.
As the flames shot athwart the heavens the light could be seen for miles distant.
The loss will be immense, but we have no means of learning at this late hour anything definite on the subject.
The crowd afterwards set fire to the Hamilton
avenue ferry house, which was entirely destroyed.
The boats were all stopped running, and no means of crossing the river afforded.
Still Another conflagration — the Newark House is Hudson city N. J., Dismayed
The Newark House
, a large and substantially built hotel, standing at the junction of the roads leading to Jersey
and Hoboken cities, was fired at a late hour last night and destroyed.
We believe that this is the second time that this building has been destroyed, once before during the riot of the laborers on the New York and Erie Railroad tunnel.
Disastrous fire in Newark, N. J.--destruction of factories, &c.
As we are going to press we learn that a fearful fire is raging in Newark
, several factories being on fire.
In Troy, New York
, on the 15th, some three or four hundred men, said to be workmen in the Albany Nell Foundry
, marched through the streets of the city, proclaiming that the draft should not take place.
A dispatch says:
They stopped in front of the Times
office, which they stoned and gutted, destroying all the property within.
The crowd then broke away and visited the colored church, and threatened to destroy it. Father Hovernoss
addressed the crowd, and implored them to desist, and through his efforts the church was saved.
The crowd next went to the jail, and, forcing it open, released the prisoners confined there.
The steamer Francis Skiddy
, having colored waiters on board, was warned away from the dock, and quietly slipped down to Albany
The Arsenal and Provost Marshal
's office are strongly guarded.
's official dispatches from the army attacking Charleston
All the strongholds, with the exception of Fort Wagner
, were taken after a light of three hours. An assault was made on that work on the morning of the 11th.
The parapet was gained, but the supports recoiled under the fire to which they were exposed, and could not be got up.
says "that our losses in both actions will not very much from 150 in killed, wounded and missing.
We have taken eleven pieces of heavy ordnance and a large quantity of camp equipage.
The enemy's loss in killed and wounded will not fail far short of two hundred."
Everything on the island except the battery at Cummings's Point
and Fort Wagner
is how in our possession.
The staunchness of the monitors was well tested in the fight.
They stood the tremendous fire of the rebel forts splendidly and came out of the action unshaken.
The army of the Potomac--Gen. Lee's escape.
The "Situation" article of the Herald
has the following information:
The particulars which we receive from the Army of the Potomac afford additional evidence that with the exception of the capture of 1,500 rebels, which we announced yesterday, the whole army got over the Potomac
in perfect safety.
Not even a gun a caisson or wheel, was left behind as a trophy for General Meade's army, so completely was the retreat executed.
The address to his army, dates Saturday, which was allowed to fall into the hands of Gen. Kilpatrick
, and which indicated his intention to risk a decisive battle, looks now like a clever ruse of Gen. Lee
to deceive our Generals
while he was passing his army securely into Virginia
, whither all of his valuable trains of stores, ammunition, and rich plunder, had preceded him.
's army is in the vicinity of Berlin, Md.
, and it is thought that some days will be occupied in recuperating both men and horses after their fatiguing marches in the intense heat.
's army is reported to be pushing on as rapidly as possible towards Culpeper
, and will probably not halt until it cross in the Rappahannock
It is said to be greatly dispirited.
The killing of a Yankee Lieutenant in Norfolk particulars of the affair — Coolness of the Walgat — his fate.
A brief notice of the killing of "Lt. A. L. Sanborn
, (a Vermont Yankee
,) Co., B, 1st regiment U. S. volunteers." in Norfolk
, Va, by D. David M. Wright
, a prominent physician there, has been published.
The affair occurred on Main street, opposite Market Square. A correspondent of the Philadelphia Inquirer
gives the Yankeeside of the particulars of the highly meritorious deed performed by Dr. Wright
A company of colored soldiers, recruited here, was parading under the command of Lieutenant Sanborn
When passing the large dry goods store of Foster
&Co., the remark "dastardly coward" rang out upon the air.
The company, and personally addressed Dr. Wright
, who had the most prominent position in the door way, asking him whether he made the remark.
A reply in the affirmative was given, whereupon Lieut. Sanborn
informed Dr. Wright
that he was under arrest for interfering with an officer who was clothed with United States
called upon one of the colored sergeants to detail a guard and take charge of the doctor.
Almost simultaneously with this order the doctor placed his hands in his pantaloons pocket, stepped a few paces back, and then advancing took deliberate aim at the Lieutenant
with a pistol, firing two shots, one of which entered the face and the other the breast.
The wounded man sprang forward to grasp his antagonist, but before he could get hold of him he sack from exhaustion, and in a few moments drew his last breath.
The negro soldiers became greatly infuriated at the shooting of their officer.
Fixing their bayonets, they made a rush for the murderer, and would have pierced him to death had it not been for the intervention of some white officers who were present.
was immediately arrested, and under a strong guard escorted to the office of the Provost Marshal Bovey
, where he under went a lengthy examination.
He maintained a non chalance
He evidently gloried in the dead which he had done.
His family was present at the hearing.
Several of his daughters stood firmly by him, not evincing an emotion or shedding one tear, though they could not be ignorant of the fate that awaits their father.
When remanded to the guard to be taken to jail the prisoner was kissed by his family, but not an eye was moist.
During all last night and this morning he maintained a composure truly wonderful.
The crime which he perpetrated seemed to have no weight whatever upon his mind.
Just after the perpetration of the murder there was a general cry raised for Lynch
law by many who were carried away by the excitement; but cooler counsel prevailed.
The military authorities asserted that they were the proper tribunal to decide upon the enormity of the crime.
Accordingly, a military commission will at once be convened.
Before this reaches the eyes of the leader through the medium of print it is likely the sentence of the culprit will have been announced and put into execution.
To escape the sentence of death is not probable.
The few facts that we have gained in relation to the personal history of Dr. David
are briefly these:
He is a man midway between fifty and sixty years, of a tall, commanding stature, hair long and black, slightly interspersed with gray.
He studied medicine in one of the Northern
colleges, and returned to North Carolina
, his native State, to practice.
He met with considerable success at Edenton
, where, by the dint of perseverance, he amassed a great deal of property in hand and negroes.
Since the war he has lost considerable of the last species of property, and this may have, in some degree, exasperated him, when he beheld the negro soldiers.
About ten years ago he came to this city, and at once grew into favor with the F F Va, of Virginia
He moved with an air of considerable importance among the citizens in his professional capacity, having an extensive practice.
In address he is considered rather plain and unassuming, and has always been considered a very quiet man, not taking an active part in polices.
Almost everybody, both Union and Secessionist, who is acquainted with him, express the greatest surprise that he should have been the perpetrator of such a crime.
He has a son in the rebel army, who was captured a short time since, and, if we be correctly informed, has lately been exchanged.
Of his victim, Lieut.
A L. Sauborn
, we can glean but little.
About a fortnight since he came to this city and called upon Provost Marshal Bovey
, showing properly authenticated letters from Gen. Birney
and other military gentleman.
He was seeking to obtain permission to recruit colored men in this city and Portsmouth
for the First United States colored regiment.
This was granted, and assistance rendered him to carry out the work successfully.
Yesterday afternoon he brought out his raw recruits, parading them through several of the principal streets.
When passing the residence of the Provost Marshal
he halted his company and then put them through the simpler movement in a very creditable manner.
The line of march was again taken up, and it was not ten minutes from the time the Provost Marshal
reviewed them, when he was informed by an orderly, panting with heat and excitement, that the lieutenant had been killed.
It appears that Lieut Sauborn
was formerly in the U. S. service before he received his commission as lieutenant.
His age is about 29 years, and he resided with his parents, near Montpelier, Vt.
The Union Association have taken charge of his body and placed it in the hands of an embalmer.
It will be enclosed in a handsome coffin and forwarded to his friends in the East
Nothing could more fully show the sincerity and devotion of the Union
citizens to the cause they espouse than this praiseworthy act.
Last evening and to day the city has been is a state of intense excitement, probably such as it has not known since the exit of the Secesh
This occurrence has served to further widen the breach of antagonism existing between the Union
and Secession citizens.
On the part of the military authorities every precaution has been taken to prevent any demonstration that is calculated to disturb the peace and quiet of the city.
The Florida again is the Northern Atlantic--capture of six Federal vessels — destruction by fire of three of them — over half a Million in silver Bard's Cured.
The whaling schooner Barnum
, of Provincetown
, Captain Freeman
, arrived at Hamilton
,) on the 3d inst., with 54 seamen put on board of her by Capt. Maffit
, of the Confederate steamer of war Florida
, to be landed at Bermuda
, being the nearest port.
On the previous Saturday night, at half past 10 o'clock, then in latitude 36 longitude 48 50, and on whaling ground, the V. H Hill
was hailed from a steamer passing close under her stern, and ordered to lay to, and that Captain Maffit
would send a boat alongside for her Captain
, which he did. The Hamilton Mirror
When Captain Freeman
reached the deck of the Florida
he was informed by Captain Maffit
that he had 54 prisoners which he wished him to take on board his vessel and land at the nearest port, observing that had he not those prisoners he would have burnt his vessel, but under the circumstances he would require of him a bond on the owners of his vessel for $10,000. The Florida
took from the V. H. Hill
2 barrels of oil, out of 8, all that she had on board.
The prisoners were then sent on board the V. H. Hill
, with some provisions; they were obliged to remain on deck the whole time, as the schooner had no spare accommodation below.
We subjoin such particulars in reference to the three large ships captured and destroyed as we could obtain from their respective crews.
The names of the vessels were the Southern Cress
, the Red Gauntlet
, and the B. Hoxie
The ship Southern Cross
, 990 tons burthen, Capt. Banj
Howes. of Boston, Mass.
, from the Pacific
side of Mexico
, where she left on the 21st March, bound to New York, Isden with logwood, was fallen in with by the Florida
on the 6th of June, 1 deg. 15min.
South of the line, 36 dog. W. long., and after the Captain
, his wife, three mates, and crew, numbering 20., had been removed from her she was set on fire and destroyed.
of the Florida
did not fire at the Southern Cross
, as he saw a lady on deck.
, his wife, and officers, were transferred to a French bark bound to Pernambuco
The ship Red Gauntlet
, 1,200 tons burthen, Capt Lucas
of and from Boston
out 23 days, bound to Hong Kong
, laden with coal, ice, provisions, &c., was fallen in with Sunday, the 15th June, lat 7 deg. 34 min. E of the line.
took from the Red Gauntlet
a full supply of coal, some provisions, a full set of new sails &c., and after removing the crew, 28th all, set fire to and left her.
The ship Ben Hoxie
, of Mystic, Conn.
, about 1,300 tons burthen, Capt Crarey
, from San Francisco
, which place she left on the 13th January last, having since called at Mazatian and Aliamora, Mexico
, bound to Falmouth, England
, laden with logwood, hides, 30 tons of silver ore, and about $7,000 to $8,000 in gold, became a prize to the Florida
on the 16th June lat 12 deg. long.
about 29 deg.
The captain, officers
, and crew numbering the silver bars and the specie had been taken from her, she was destroyed by fire on the following day. The silver ore which went down with the vessel was valued at $509,000. The captains and officers of the Red Gauntlet
and B. Hoxie
were, on the 19th of June, transferred to an Italian brig, bound to Falmouth, England
, which the Florida
met with, Capt. Maffit
supplying them with provisions for the passage.
Three of the crew of the Southern Cross
, five of the Red Gauntlet
, and three of the B. Hoxie
, volunteered on board the Florida
, at the rate of $22 per month; a bounty of $50, and a proportion of any prize money.
The prisoners of the Florida
report that they were informed by the crew of that vessel that a few days before the capture of the Southern Cross
they had taken a bark and a brigantine, and put prize crews on board of them.
Destination or object not stated.
The crews of the prizes were, after the capture of the B Hoxie
, kept continually in irons — as a precautionary measure.
Previously they were in irons only at night.
We learn, from information received, that the crews of the prizes, whilst on board of the Florida
, were made as comfortable as they could be under the circumstances.
The F is reported to be a fine ship of her class; she carries six broadside and two pivot guns, one forward and the other aft, with a crew numbering about 110 men, all fine looking, with the exception of the volunteers from prizes.
and officers are very much respected by their men.
The surrender of Port Hudson
is absolutely confirmed.
It was unconditional.
A dispatch from Gen Banks
to Gen. Grant
, dated on the 8th inst., announces the fact that the garrison capitulated that afternoon, and Gen. Banks
's army was to enter the place at seven o'clock next morning.
correspondent of the Herald
writes that Gen Kemper
was not killed, as reported, but is seriously wounded, and may recover.
, also reported killed, is and to be living, but severely wounded.
gives a report from Washington
has been evacuated and burned by the rebels.
in its editorial, seems to think the report needs continuation.
is at the Clifford House
, on the Canada
side of Niagara Falls