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The Daily Dispatch: September 16, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), The Baltimore riots. (search)
etuation of the Union of the States. This. meeting was one of the largest and most enthusiastic which had ever been held in the city. Every available spot was occupied, and the officers and speakers comprised some of the best citizens of Baltimore, among them Reverdy Johnson, Governor Bradford, and Judge Pearre. Subsequently, another mass meeting was held of citizens in favor of restoring the constitutional union of the States, in which the Hon. R. M. McLane, Mr. S. Teackle Wallis, Hon. Joshua Vansant, Dr. A. C. Robinson, and other well-known Southern sympathizers took an active part. Even as late as April 12th, when the siege of Fort Sumter.had begun, and only one week before the riot, two men were assaulted and mobbed, one on Baltimore, the other on South street,for wearing a Southern cockade. On Sunday, April 14th, five days only before the riot, a secession flag was displayed from the mast of the Fanny Crenshaw lying at Chase's wharf, but was hauled down by a party of men from
ard, the peace candidate for Governor, has been arrested; and also Dennison Giventeur and Dr. Lynch, members from Baltimore county, and J. Hall, the editor of the Baltimore South. The Maryland Legislature was to have met on Tuesday. [In the names of the members of the Legislature from Baltimore arrested, as stated in the above message, there are evidently several mistakes. We give below a list of all the members from Baltimore, which will enable the reader to correct these errors. apprehend that all these members who have not escaped will be put under arrest, to accomplish the object of the infernal tyrant at Washington, which is to prevent any action adverse to his schemes, by the Maryland Legislature.--Eds. Dis.] Members of the House. S. T. Wallis, Campbell Morfit, T. P. Scott, Lawrence Sangston, Chas. H. Pitts, Dr. J. H. Thomas, W. G. Harrison, Henry M Warfield, Ross Winans, Joshua Vansant. Senator. Coleman Tellott, (now in Virginia.)
Violent assault. --On Friday night last a violent assault was committed on Fannie Haw kins, in her own house, by a man calling himself C. P. Kalder. About 12 o'clock Miss Hawkins heard a rap at her door, and opening it Kahler stepped in. After a few words K. gave the woman a violent blow on the back of her head with a heavy pistol, somewhat stunning her, and then attempted to pull from her fingers several diamond rings, but before he could succeed she gave the alarm and her assailant fled, dropping his pistol and watch, which have been banded over to the police, Lieut. Carter, of the night watch, on hearing of the assault procured a warrant for the arrest of the desperado, and will endeavor to bring him before the Mayor this morning. Inscribed on the watch is the following: "Presented to C. P. Kahler by Joshua Vansant, as a testimonial of merit for his proficiency in the art of Designing and Drawing in the school of the Maryland Institute. April 5, 1860."