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Civil War Harper's Weekly, September 5, 1863

Harper's Weekly was the most read newspaper of the Civil War era. To help you develop a better understanding of the War, we have posted our complete collection of the paper to this WEB site. We are hopeful that you find this resource useful in your research and study.

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SEPTEMBER 5, 1863.

HARPER'S WEEKLY.

573

RESUMPTION OF THE DRAFT—OUTSIDE THE PROVOST MARSHAL'S OFFICE, SIXTH DISTRICT—THE CROWD CHEERS.

RESUMPTION OF THE DRAFT IN
NEW YORK.

DURING the five weeks' interval that elapsed between the first attempt at effecting a conscription

in the city of New York and the late order stating that the draft was to be carried out at any cost, surmises were rife as to the course likely to be taken by Government in the matter. Many persons thought, or affected to think, that the conscription

was indefinitely postponed, owing to an unwillingness on the part of the authorities to wound again the fine feelings of a metropolitan mob by a new exhibition of the unpalatable "black draught," which so decidedly imparted its color to the four

dark days of July, 1863. There were not wanting those who averred that the rowdies of New York had once for all established their superiority over law and order. Others took a very different view of the matter. It, in their view, was a question  (Next Page)

RESUMPTION OF THE DRAFT—INSIDE THE PROVOST MARSHAL'S OFFICE, SIXTH DISTRICT—THE WHEEL GOES ROUND.

New York Draft
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