The riot at Alexandria.--once more.
--We are assured by a clergyman who was present at Alexandria
when the negro riot took place there on Christmas day last, that the account which the Washington Chronicle
gave of that bloody affray, so far as charging the blame upon young men who were formerly in the Confederate army is concerned, is entirely incorrect.
Our informant furnishes us with the following, which he represents to be a true statement of the affair: The negroes commenced parading the streets on Sunday night. They were armed with pistols, knives and clubs, and marched to the beating of drums.
They kept up this demonstration until Christmas morning.
On Christmas day they insulted a number of white persons in various ways.
They halted in front of several houses, uttering threats at the inmates, shouting at and cursing the inhabitants generally, and brandishing their knives and pistols.
Finally these disgraceful scenes culminated in an attack upon a white man who was passing along the street.
A general fight soon after ensued between the whites and blacks, which resulted in the killing of several persons, and among them a Mr. Mitchell
, who belonged to the Second United States regiment of District of Columbia volunteers.
Our informant states further that the white persons engaged in the riot were entirely of the class known as "loyal."--Baltimore Gazette.