Philadelphia arms itself to resist any Confederate attack on the city
Local city militia units in Philadelphia received issue of a thousand new Enfield rifles recently purchased by the Committee of Councils on the Safety and Defence of the City. Four days earlier, the city council had passed resolutions pressing "the necessity of sustaining and building up the several bodies of troops dwelling in our midst for the safety and defense of our city" to resist any Confederate assault on Philadelphia. (By John Osborne)
J.Thomas Scharf and Thompson Wescott, History of Philadelphia 1609-1884, in three volumes (Philadelphia, PA: L.H. Everts & Co., 1884), 779.