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Civil War Newspapers
Rensselaer County, New York

THE DRAFT.—THB 'BURGH CONSCRIPTS.—The following is a complete list of the conscripts passed upon at the Provost Marshal's office yesterday. The Lansingburgh people were present in large numbers:—
Physical Disability.—Alonzo W. Aldrich, Henry C Bedeu, Wilbur F Corliss, James Carrigan, John Daly, George S Fox, Wm H Ham, Matthew Halligan, Eugene Hyatt, Richard Jordon, Abm. V Knickerbocker, Edwin S Keep, Thomas Kelly, Jr, Andrew J Mitchell, Benjamin Metzger, C N Neher, Patrick O'Brien, T W Sands, John A Stover, James Slatcher, Henry M Smith, Alexander Sipperly, Alexander C Tracy, Homan Weaver—25.
Paid $300.—John Kellcher, Alexander Kirkpatrick, John Kennedy.
Held to Service.—John Dougrey, George H Allen, Charles Blerblitz, Thomas J Brower, Isaac G Flack, Wm P Kellogg, Samuel Kirkpatrick, Edward Lansing, Jerome Mott, John A Oliver, Thomas Peird, Albertus R Robinson, Robbins Evander, Henry Van Antwerp, James H Weaver, Braine Walsh.
Aliens—Samuel Clark, Helmitz Betternitz, Thomas Duckett.
Furnished Substitutes.—Walter Buckley, Henry W Mosher.
Father of Motherless Children:—Peter Anthony, Wm H Clark, John Farrell.
Only Son of aged and infirm Parents.—Frederick Colby, Wm Tallent, Francis McCabe.
Too Young,—Joseph Hiegman.
Transferred to Second Class.—Patrick McLaughlin, Francis McParlin, Jno McKeon.
Held Open.—Thos. Barrett, Wm Cassiday, Jno H Carter, John E Haner, Edward A McMurray, Grant Welch, John Hickey.
Transferred to Third Class.—Geo McMurray.
Non-Resident.—Thos McDonough.
Only Son of Widow Dependent.—Wm O'Brien.

Salem—Edward Sweeney, only son of aged and infirm parents.
White Creek—John B Taylor, physical Disability.
Easton—Wm Fowler, paid $300.
Hoosick—John Henry, paid $300.
Pittstown—Joseph Rushman, paid $300; Benjamin Norton, widow mother dependent.
The Lansingburgh list will be resumed and finished to-day.
The following cases were disposed of this morning:
Physical Disability—J E Haner, G B Knickerbacker, P Jordan, H M Smith, Thomas Kelly, Jr, W F Corliss, John Kelly, G M Fitch, T C Perlin, Charles Lansing, D Whiney, T Prescott, P Green, G A Blanchard, Edward Ward, H E Gardner, R Comisky.
Paid $300—E P Sully.
Held—Fred A Yates, A Darrow, John Wells, J E Filkins, James O'Hara, C H Carliss, Wm M Lee, Wm H Humphrey.
Third Class—G. W. McMurray, J. G. Morrison.
Only Son—Wm. O'Brien, A. McMaloy, D. H. Wolfe, J. H. Burnham, J. Fisher, J. W. Puham.
Second Class—A. W. Brown, John Sullivan.
Over Age—J. McKeon, Jr.
Alien—Thos. McDonaugh, T. O'Connell.

EXAMINATION OF LANSINGBURGH CONSCRIPTS.—The 'Burgh conscripts occupied the attention of the Examining Board this morning.—
The following are the deassions up to one o'clock this afternoon.—
Held for service—John Daly, Pat O'Brien, E Robbins, Jas H Weaver, John Kennedy, Thos J Brewer, John A Oliver, Chas Bleitloy, Henry Van Autvub, G W Allen, John Kelster, Wm B Kellogg, Brain Walsh, S Kirkpatrick.
Physical Disability—Geo S Fox, John A Storer, A G Mitchell, E S Keep, Wm H Ham, M Halligan, E Hyatt, H E Bodeau, J W Sands, A W Alrich, A C Tracy.
Furnished Substitutes.—H W Mosher, W Braky.
The examination will be continued tomorrow.
—Saturday afternoon was the second day for the examination of claimants for exemption from the town of Hoosick. The list was completed except for cases held open.

Physical Disability.—Richard C. Brown, Geo. W. Brown, Charles H. Brown, Hiland Barton, Norman Carpenter, Lorenzo Harrrington, Wm. Hill, Philip Kelyer, Rev. B. B. Loomis, Patrick McGuire, John O'Neil, John Osborne, John H. Pitney, Livingston Quackenbush, Chas. H. Sweet, Truman Wallace, Jno. Whalen, 17.
Paid $300.—Andrew Eldred, Isaac Hall, John O'Neil, Wm. Reach, 4.
Held Open—Patrick Leonard, Thomas O'Connor, 2.
Aliens.—Thomas Allen, Michael Burke, Patrick Cordon, John Callahan, James Dagen, James Doran, Wm. Hills, John Herbert, Leonard King, Geo. Kearney, 10.
Sons of Widows Dependent.—Wm. P. Brown, Noah Bushnell, 2.
Only Son Aged, Dependent Parents.—Andrew Gifford, Michael Welch, 2.
Under Age.—John Halpin, Michael Murphy, Charles H. Merritt, Cornelius Joy, 4.
Transferred to 2d Class.—Myron Hover, Israel Bovee, 2.
Transferred to 3d Class.—Baxter Lyon, 1.
Held to Service.—Wm. Eldred, 1.
Not Claiming Exemption.—Philip Apleet, Jas. Adams, Oscar Atwood, Christopher Allen, Francis Austin, Edward Armstrong, John Armstrong, Geo, W. Atley, Richard Brown, T. J. Bennett, Danforth Button, Howard Begchard, James Butler, Wm. Bearles, David Babcock, Andrew E. Bacheldor, George Clemants, Wm. Criben, John Carle, Jeremiah Carey, John Cronin, Harvey Dunham, Wm. Dill, Oscar Danforth, Michael Dillon, James Foley, John Flynn, Charles Edgerton, M. Guyselhamer, John Gunson, John Haynes, Wm. Haynes John Hayes, Lorenzo Johnson, Charles Jones, Lorenzo Knolt, Daniel Kelly, Patrick Laven, Jr., Samuel Law, Joseph Lottridge, James McLean, J. Mosher, John Norton, John Osterhoudt, Michael O'Neil, Rev. A. Prentice. Geo. Rock, John Ryan, Wm. Shrieves, Freeborn Sweet, George H. Williams, Patrick Kelly, 53.

Salem.—Edward Sweeney, only son of aged parents.
Easton.—Martin S. Smith, physical disability.
Greenwich.—John Patterson, transferred to third class.
Pittstown.—Henry F. Moon, only son of parents dependent.
Schaghticoke.—Edwin Ackhart, paid $300; Isaac Van Veghtin, the wrong man.

From the Troy Whig, yesterday.
Doings of the Mob at Troy—incidents, &c.
After our paper went to press yesterday morning, some demonstrations were made by small parties of ruffianly boys in different sections of the city. Some houses of questionable character were visited and black-mailed. Some paid $50 and $100 for exemption from assault, and escaped; other proprietors, after handing over the sum demanded, suffered, notwithstanding, the sacking of their houses, the contents of which were burnt in the street. In some cases, where these bonfires endangered neighboring property, the rioters contributed their aid for its preservation. The conduct of the crowd of boys, after leaving Morey's, was especially infamous, and was strongly op­posed by the adult rioters. The boys passed up River street, smashing promiscuously such windows as were exposed. The last assault in this quarter was made upon the Troy House for the purpose, as they said, of  "getting some negro servants" at that establishment, but really getting possession of the bar. After breaking the windows and alarming the inmates, by the apprehension that the mob was of a formidable chacacter [sic], the crowd left for some place on the dock. At this time the military came up the street to the Square with their field piece, and the Mayor appeared with a body of police. The latter arrested some fifteen or twenty of the supposed offenders and lodged them in the station house. The military found nothing to do, and counter marched in the direction of the Armory. The persons arrested were enlarged for prudential reasons by the Mayor.
In the afternoon apprehension was increased by notes of warning received by certain well known citizens, supposed to have in one way or another, rendered themselves obnoxious to the rioters. Among others who suspected they were "marked," were some of the officers of the military force under major Steenberg that made the demonstration at Mr. Townsend's house. Preparations were made by the authorities for speedily overcoming any further outbreak, while some merchants closed their stores or engaged in strengthening the shutters and doors of their buildings.
The effect of the riot, in some respects, was ludicrous. Our Lansingburgh neighbors were not without apprehensions that after Troy was disposed of, the 'Burg was to be visited and "gobbled up," sans ceremonie, and despite the intervention of the Loyal League. Our friend of the Gazette had intimations of danger to his office and residence. The wife of a Captain of the 169th regiment, residing on Market street, alarmed the neighborhood with the cry that her premises were invaded. Officer Seaman was called, a careful reconnoisance was made, by which it was ascertained that a brindle cow had, by force of horns, opened the back-gate and upset "things," and caused the alarm. Quiet was in due time restored, and the 'Burgh resumed its pillow.
A couple of burly villains, in the afternoon, went to the house of David Cowee, and demanded of Mrs. C. the sum of $2. They told her they would break the mirrors, if she refused them the money. They of course got it.
At dark the stores upon River street were generally closed, and the streets filled with people on the qui vive.
At about 8 o'clock, a light in the direction of the Hollow Road. connected with the report that Plumb's tannery was on fire, caused some excitement. It turned out that the light was caused by the burning of a small pile of tan bark in the neighborhood. This is according to some reports. Other reports represent the fire as the work of an incendiary, and that by spreading, the fire destroyed a large quantity of bark.
There was a brisk business done at the Mayor's office in the afternoon, in the way of swearing in special policemen. A large number of citizens were enrolled, merchants and others.
The Osgood steamer went down to the fire at Plum's tannery. An attempt was made to prevent her from working by a gang of some fifteen or twenty persons, who had been lurking around the locality for several hours. They were, however, driven off, and the steamer went on with the work.
It is a conceded and well understood fact, that the Anti-Draft Rioters at the Times office, have, with very few exceptions, had nothing to do with any act of violence occurring since that particular affair. The subsequent disturbances were the work of other persons, in­cited by the thirst of plunder rather than by any draft consideration.
At 10 o'clock at night, a patrolling force of some 450 or 500 men was on duty—all of them "well fixed," and about 30 of them armed as a military force. A strong military force was held in reserve.
A demonstration was threatened at Luther McCoy's previous to this time, but it was believed that this protective force would suffice for quelling any disturbance.
When the special policemen were sworn in last evening, those who had been instructed in the military drill were requested to come forward. Some twenty men responding, they were organized as a military company, with experienced officers, and Capt. Engolf, of the Second Volunteers, as Captain. They were armed, supplied with twelve rounds of ball cartridges, and put on duty.

Anti-Conscription Demonstration in Troy.
Intense Excitement.
The "Times" Office Gutted and Destroyed.
The Colored Church Visited, but Saved by a Catholic Priest.
The Jail Forced Open and the Prisoners Set Free.
The Arsenal and Provost Marshal's Office Strongly Guarded.

TROY N. Y., July 15—Half past 10 o'clock—This morning some 300 or 400 men, said to be workmen in the Rensellaer [sic] Iron Foundry and Albany Nail Works, marched through the streets of the city, proclaiming that the draft should not take place.
They stopped in front of the Times office which they stoned and gutted, destroying all the property within.
The mob was addressed by the Rev. Father Havemans, who advised them to go to their homes, to keep the peace and obey the laws.
The mob then broke away and visited the colored church, and threatened to destroy it.
Again Father Havemans addressed the excited crowd and implored them to desist, and through his efforts the church was saved.
The mob next went to the jail, and forcing it open, released all the prisoners confined there. The steamer Francis Skiddy, having colored waiters on board, was warned away from the dock, and quietly slipped down to Albany.
The arsenal and Provost Marshal's office are strongly guarded.



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