Monday, July 15, 2013

Wednesday, July 15, 1863

The sun shines today the first time for a week and the men are making hay & getting it in to cocks.  William here this morning & now gone to Chillicothe.  Great riot in New York City resisting the draft.  Tribune office said to be destroyed & Port Hudson surrendered to our forces & the Mississippi river is ours.  Capt. Cole here since moving his men, militia to rendezvous at Marietta.  Joe Skipton had to go from the hay fields.  We have also an independent company of 80 men under Capt Moore.

Peggy's comments:
The great riot in NYC was widespread and caused many deaths.  Read about it and see a political cartoon from the NY Times here.

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