In The March Towards Camden Station

This article from the July 21, 1877 issue of the Baltimore American describes the mob's attack of the Sixth Maryland Regiment and recounts the violence that occurred during its march to Camden Station.

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The members of the Sixth were repeatedly attacked by the mob, who follwed them from the armory to Baltimore street. The military shot into the crowd in the vain hope of dispersing it, but the only result of the firing was the shooting of innocent men, some of whom were standing on the pavement and others going home from work.

On the corner of Holliday and Baltimore street two men and a newsboy were standing in front of the Dime Restaurant. Some one on the north sidewalk shot at the company with a pistol, after which a brick was thrown in the same direction. Several members of the company fired into the crowd, shooting Cornelius Murphy, a laborer at Centre Market Space, in the breast, Otto Manneck, residing at 53 Granby street, and a fresco painter, in the cheek, and W. Hourand, a newsboy, eleven years old, in the forehead. The latter resides at No. 12 Harrison street. The three persons were taken into the Dime Restaurant, and Dr. Womble was called to dress their wounds. His assistance, however, was not needed, as the three expired five minutes after being shot. Patrick Gill and Lewis Sinniwitch, the former residing corner of Front and Plowman and the other at No. 4 Albermarle street, were fatally shot on Baltimore street near St. Paul, Gill being shot in the breast and the latter in the head. H. Frank, 88 South and Central avenue, twenty-three years old, and clerk in his father's store, was shot in the breast and expired almost instantly. Mark J. Doud, No. 7 Bond street, an employe [sic] of the Adams Express Company, was shot in the head on Baltimore street near Calvert. He was taken to the drug store of Messrs. Coleman & Rogers, and afterwards sent to the Washington University Hospital, where he died last night. Lieutenant Sinclair, of the Sixth Regiment, was struck in the face with a brick and shot with a pistol in the back of the head, but his injuries were not considered serious.

A large number of members of the Sixth Regiment dropped out of the ranks on Baltimore street and hurried to the Central Police Station, where they changed their clothes.

About this Document

  • Source: Baltimore American
  • Date: July 21, 1877