After The Riots

With the help of the Union Army moving in after the Battle of Gettysburg, peace was restored in New York July16. Archbishop John Hughes and other clergymen asked and received peace from most of the Irishmen in the mobs.(5) Governor Seymour pleaded with Lincoln to stop the drafting, but Lincoln refused.(6) He appointed William M. Tweed to conduct the next draft to be held in August.(5) On August 19, ten thousand Union Soldiers patrolled the streets of New York as the next draft was held. The draft went well, without incident.(6) Modern law enforcement in New York also came from the draft. The people of the city took a vow never to let the city get so far out of control.(2) It was inconceivable to everyone involved that an attempt to gain volunteers would bring out such acts from people.

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