"We could fill columns of the Eagle with exciting stories of anti-negro demonstrations, threatened outbreaks, etc.. So far no disturbance has occurred in Brooklyn which two or three policemen could not surprise [sic]. There has been nothing like any attempt to get up a mob, or create a riot."
Saturday, November 2, 2013
The Many Civil War Draft Riots: Violence From 150 Years Ago, in New York and Beyond
Above: The scene on First Avenue in New York, with rioters barricaded against the military.