24 August 2015

On This Day: Soldiers head to Philadelphia after riot

Soldiers head to Philadelphia On This Day in 1864 after a day of riots in Baltimore. A riot broke out yesterday at the Provost Marshal’s office involving some 200 men of the 23rd Pennsylvania Regiment. Many of the men were at Soldiers’ Rest and were drunk. The PM’s guard arrested many. Others got upset and a riot broke out. Approximately a dozen men on each side were injured.  


The Evening Telegraph. (Philadelphia, PA), 24 August 1864. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress.  

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© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.