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Disturbances Which Were Called Riots In Earlier Times 1855

The Great New York Police Riot 1857 and The Five Points Riot of New York 1857
The Staten Island Riot: The Quarantine Conflagration September 2, 1858

The Staten Island Riot: The Quarantine War September 3, 1858

The Astor Place Riot 1859 and A Riot Among The Soldiers of the Third Regiment Irish Brigade 1861

Mob Excitement in Brooklyn 1861

The Draft Riot in New York City 1863 Part I: President Lincoln's Proclamations

The Draft Riot in New York City 1863 Part II: Bounties/Substitutes

The Draft Riot in New York City 1863 Part III: The New York Draft Riot

The Colored Orphan Asylum Riot 1863

The Orangemen Riot 1870-1871 and Near Riot at Tompkins Square 1877

Mob Attacks Meyer's Saloon 1893

Riot Preceded the Parade of Cloakmakers 1894

College Boys Cause A Riot and A Race Riot On The West Side of Manhattan 1900


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Mob Excitement In Brooklyn- 1861

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The Excitement In New York

The following are the particulars of the doings of the crowd before the Daily News office, N.Y.: The Day Book, Express Journal of Commerce had been visited, and the crowd returned with greatly increased numbers to the scene of their former exploits and passing by the Day Book and Express offices, with derisive cheers, took up a position in front of the News office. Additional reinforcements to the police arrived from the 14th and other wards, and over two hundred and fifty disciplined men were congregated on the ground, amply sufficient to protect the threatened building from mob violence. 

Commissioner Acton appeared on the ground and took command of the men, who were under the immediate orders of four captains and twelve sergeants. Upon the reappearance of the crowd the city inspector had a large flag thrust from one of the windows of his office and his example was followed by Frank Leslie's Illustrated News. The publishers of the News, however, refused to display their flag, and declared that they would not be coerced by the move. One of the crowd had by some means entered the building but he was set upon and badly beaten. Mr. 

Acton now ordered the police to disperse the crowd and four detachments under the command of Captains Palmer, Dawling and Hutchins, and Sergeant Williams, made several charges which proved for some minutes to be of doubtful success, as the crowd each time returned to their former position. At length, however, they were forced to give way after several arrests had been made. A portion moved uptown with the intention of forcing the proprietor of the New York hotel to raise his flag, while a few passed down Chatham street and obliged the Staats-Zeitung and New York Democrat to show their bunting. The stars and stripes now float over the News office, the editors making a sort of compromise by contending that it waves freely, as it may always and floats over no American citizen by compulsion.

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