In Philadelphia, the Committee on the Safety and Defense of the City reports on its preparations

The Philadelphia press reported that up to October 18, 1861, the Committee of Councils on the Safety and Defense of the City had purchased 1,600 infantry rifles, including a thousand Enfields, 1,800 muskets, 250 sabres, 500 pistols, and ten artillery pieces to arm local militia units.  The Committee had acquired a former market house on Broad and Race Streets as an armory for citizen organizations defending the city.  (By John Osborne).
Source Citation
J.Thomas Scharf and Thompson Wescott, History of Philadelphia 1609-1884, in three volumes (Philadelphia, PA: L.H. Everts & Co., 1884), 785.
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Battles/Soldiers
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