Saturday, January 19, 2013

Chicago During the Civil War

1861--  Outgoing Mayor John Wentworth fired entire Chicago police department: 60 patrolmen, 3 sergeants, 3 lieutenants and 1 captain.  Chicago was without police protection for 12 hours until the Board of Commissioners swore in new ones.  Sounds like Chicago politics to me.

1863--  First hospital in Illinois opens, Chicago's Mercy Hospital.

Two More Years.  --Old Secesh

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