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Memoranda 1863 3


Harrisburg and even from Harrisburg

The riot in New York comenced on Monday the 13th contnued over five days the Colored People suffrd most from the mob

Wednsday the 5 will allways remember some and while i was over Jersey opened my trunk and stoled a ring and $6.00 and 74 cents in silver

I sent alfred his notice on the 10th of august


Annotation 1

The Christian Recorder reported on the riots that occurred in New York City.

More than one hundred people, mostly African Americans, were killed in New York City’s draft riots from July 13-16, 1863. Many more left the city afterwards. Philadelphia avoided the serious draft resistance that New York experienced, largely because, one suspects, that with so many troops making their way to and from Washington, the city took on the appearance of military camp. Gallman, Mastering Wartime, 34.

Annotation 2

It appears that Emilie is referring to August 5, 1863. To view this entry, click here.


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