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