ON THIS DAY
from The New York Times
hundreds of the city's white workingmen marched in protest...A company of volunteer firemen, angry over losing their traditional exemption from conscription, demolished and burned the draft office...The anti-draft zealots then went on an arson spree targeting homes of...well-known Republicans, looting as they went.
At Newspaper Row , across from City Hall , Henry Raymond, owner and editor of The New York Times, averted the rioters with Gatling guns, one of which he manned. The mob instead attacked ... abolitionist Horace Greeley's New York Tribune