War of the Rebellion: Serial 044 Page 0927 Chapter XXXIX. DRAFT RIOTS IN NEW YORK CITY, ETC.

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NEW YORK CITY, July 16, 1863.

(Received 7. 20 p. m.)

Honorable E. M. STANTON:

SIR: I have arrested the principal orator to the mob-a Southern man, by the name of Andrews. Please send an order to Colonel Martin Burke to receive him from me immediately. He is now on his way to Fort Lafayette, the only disposition I can make of him.

ROBERT MURRAY,

United States Marshal.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, July 16, 1863-7. 45 p. m.

Lieutenant Colonel MARTIN BURKE,

Commanding in Fort Lafayette:

SIR: You will receive and keep in safe custody any prisoners that may be delivered to you by the United States marshal, who have been or may be arrested for participation in the New York riot. Acknowledge the receipt of this order, and state whether you require any additional force for their security.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

JULY 16, 1863-8 p. m.

General LORENZO THOMAS,

War Department:

SIR: I respectfully request that the Eighth Regiment of Infantry, and battery of artillery, sent to New York by order of the General-in-Chief, may be directed to rejoin this army as soon as the exigency which called for their service has passed away.

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General, Commanding.

SPECIAL ORDERS, Numbers 113.

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE EAST, New York, July 17, 1863.

III. The gallant and distinguished Brigadier-General Kilpatrick, having tendered his services for a short period, is assigned to the command of the cavalry in the city of New York. He will immediately ascertain what force is now in the city under the command of Colonel Thaddeus P. Mott and Colonel [Henry E.] Davies, and report the same to these headquarters. ******* By command of Major-General Wool:

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.