War of the Rebellion: Serial 044 Page 0885 Chapter XXXIX. DRAFT RIOTS IN NEW YORK CITY, ETC.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE EAST, New York City, July 14, 1863.

Governor JOHN A. ANDREW, Boston, Mass.:

SIR: If you can possibly spare one or two regiments to aid in suppressing the riot now raging in this city, send them by to-night`s boat, to report to my headquarters. Answer.

JOHN E. WOOL, Major-General. (Same to Governor of Connecticut.)

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE EAST, New York City, July 15, 1863.

Colonel ASHBY:

SIR: If you can send 25 men to Numbers 32 Thirty-first street, to protect Mr. Brooks` house, I will not only approve of it, but advise it; taking care not unnecessarily to expose the men. This is done at the solicitation of the colonel.

JOHN E. WOOL,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE EAST, New York City, July 15, 1863.

Bvt. Brigadier General HARVEY BROWN, U. S. Army:

SIR: Lieutenant-Colonel [Louis] Schirmer, who hands you this, will report to you with four pieces of artillery, and about 200 men, including artillery and muskets. This will supersede the necessity for calling on General Sandford for State artillery, which would not be delivered without the approval of the Governor of the State.

By command of Major-General Wool:

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE EAST, New York, July 15, 1863.

Bvt. Brigadier General HARVEY BROWN:

SIR: You will send, with as little delay as practicable, a section of the battery I sent you this morning to the park in front of the City Hall, with instructions to the infantry stationed there to aid and assist in preserving order, and keep the crowd out from the park.

By command of Major-General Wool:

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.