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The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), The draft riots in New York. (search)
Second and Third avenues were the rallying points, but the rioters, being without leaders, hesitated as to their course of action. Early in the morning Inspector Carpenter, with two hundred and fifty police, started on a reconnoissance from the Mulberry street headquarters. About the same time one of the staff officers at the arsenal ordered the officer whom I had placed in command of the section, while I went to breakfast at a restaurant, in the next block, to accompany a detachment under Co. The mob had asserted itself, and the spirit of pandemonium was set loose. It is impracticable to give a detailed account of all the riotous and murderous transactions. Detachments of police and military were incessantly setting out from the Mulberry street headquarters, returning for a brief rest, and then sallying forth again. Wherever a mob was encountered, it was charged upon relentlessly, with utter disregard to the relative strength of the two forces; and in every case the rioters wer
Doc. 44.-rebel barbarities. General Thomas's orders. headquarters Department of the Cumberland, Chattanooga, Tenn., January 6, 1864. General orders, No. 6. it having been reported to these headquarters that, between seven and eight o'clock on the evening of the twenty-third ultimo, within one and a half miles of the village of Mulberry, Lincoln county, Tennessee, a wagon which had become detached from a foraging train belonging to the United States, was attacked by guerrillas, and the officer in command of the foraging party, First Lieutenant Porter, company A, Twenty-seventh Indiana volunteers, the teamster, wag-on-master, and two other soldiers who had been sent to load the train, (the latter four unarmed,) captured. They were immediately mounted and hurried off, the guerrillas avoiding the roads until their party was halted about one o'clock in the morning, on the bank of Elk River, where the rebels stated they were going into camp for the night. The hands of the p
ther fancy articles. New Zealand flaxPhormium tenaxNew Zealand, etc(See Flax.) Neyanda-fiberSanseviera zeylanicaCeylonResembles and is used as a substitute for flax. PalmVery numerousTropicsSpecies very numerous: all afford fiber of some kind. PalmiteJuncus serratusS. AfricaA rush. Used for plaiting, thatching, baskets, etc. Palmyra-palmBorassus flabelliformusTropical AsiaLeaves made into mats, baskets, carpets, hats, umbrellas, etc. Paper mulberryBroussonetia papyriferaFiji, etc(See Mulberry.) Papyrus (paper)CyperusEgypt, etcA kind of sedge from which ancient Egyptian paper was made. PiassabaAttalea funiferaBrazil, etcCoarse fiber. Made into brooms, ropes, etc. PinePinus (various)Europe, etcCoarse fiber. Fit for ropes, etc. PineThuja giganteaNorthwestern AmericaBark affords a fiber resembling hemp. Baskets, hats, mats, etc. PineappleBromelia ananasTropicsFiber suitable for fine articles; as muslin, cambrics, etc. Pita-fiberBromelia pita, etcTropicsResembles flax, for w
chile had better be movina. During the riot in New York city, in July, 1863, the negroes were in great peril from the rioters, and many of them owed their escape to the ready wit of some of their friends and employers. The following was one of numerous instances of this: While President Acton, at the police headquarters, was giving some final orders to a squad of men who were just leaving to disperse the crowd in First Avenue, a wagon containing a hogshead was driven rapidly up the the Mulberry street door by a lad, who appeared much excited and almost breathless. What have you there, my lad? said President Acton. Supplies for your men, was the answer. What are they? l;s an assorted lot, sir; but the people say it's contraband. Being exceedingly busy, Acton ordered the wagon to be driven round to the Mott street entrance, where an officer was sent to look after the goods. When the wagon arrived the officers were about to tip the cask out, but were prevented by the
t says Gen. Gillmore has succeeded in improving the Greek fire shells so that he can shortly commence the regular bombardment of Charleston with them. It is stated that Gens. Barnes, Getty, and Ledile have been removed from Butler's Department. Lemnel Bowden, the bogus United States Senator from Virginia, died in Washington last week. Gen. Thomas has issued an order assessing $30,000 on rebel sympathizers living within ten miles of the recent murder of three soldiers near Mulberry, Tenn., the money to be divided between the families of the soldiers killed. Admiral Storer, of the United States Navy, died on Saturday at Portsmouth, N. H. Ex-Gov. Thomas H. Hicks has been chosen U. S. Senator from Maryland to fill the seat vacated by the death of the Hon. James A. Pearce. The Democratic and Conservative members of Congress, in caucus last week, resolved "that the President's proclamation of the 8th of December, 1863, is unwise, inexpedient, revolutionary, and