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The convention riots in New Orleans claim more victims as two delegates die from their injuries.

Saint Charles Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, July 1866, artist's impression, detail.
08/05/1866

Dr. Anthony Dostie, a local dentist and Reverend Jotham Welles Horton, the Boston-born chaplain to the Louisiana Convention that had been broken up the week before by hundreds of murderous rioters denying its legitimacy, had both been seriously injured during the disturbances.  Dostie had been shot multiple times and Horton had been beaten and shot while pleading for calm.  Both men died from their injuries on this day. (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

"Obituaries," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events 0f the Year 1866 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873), 572.

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