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Militia and police in New York City respond to rumors of an assault on the Brooklyn Naval Yard

New York City and Brooklyn, 1850s
01/21/1861
Rumors spread in New York city in the afternoon that southern sympathizers were intending that night to seize the Brooklyn Naval Yard. When they reached the mayor, and were deemed serious enough by the commander of the installation, several units of the New York City militia was called out along with U.S. Marines and hundreds of New York police and stationed at strategic points through the night.  No attempt was made.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Progress of Rebellion - A Speck of War At Home," New York Times, January 22, 1861.

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