Passengers at the Port of San Francisco: 1800s

SS Sacramento

Arrive San Francisco

May 15, 1865
SS Sacramento
W. H. Hudson, Commander
rom Panama


Sacramento Daily Union, May 16, 1865

By Telegraph to the Union
Arrival of the Sacramento and Pacific
List of the Sacramento's Passengers

The Sacramento arrived from Panama this morning. The Golden Rule went to Greytown, but owing to the low state of water could not cross her passengers, and took them to Aspinwall, word being sent across to the Moses Taylor to connect. The Taylor arrived at Panama on the day of the Sacramento's departure, and will be here in a day or two. The English steamer, with the mails from England, returned to Aspinwall with all the Nicaraguan mails, on account of not being able to forward them. The mail steamer Costa Rica, from New York, was on fire five times on the down trip, and exploded a flue, scalding eight firemen so that two died before reaching Aspinwall. One more is not expected to recover. Passengers are very bitter on the subject.

Passengers by the Pacific report affairs in San Bernardino and San Diego counties as very much complicated. Bands of horse thieves, professing to be Confederate soldiers, are in the vicinity of San Bernardino, and two of the gang - brothers named Coombs -- have been captured and taken to Los Angeles. Two companies of infantry are at San Bernardino, and Captain McElroy's company of cavalry are being mounted at Drumm Barracks to take the field. The Indians report 300 guerrillas, with 600 horses, in the mountains near Warner's ranch on the old Southern Overland route.


Sacramento Daily Union, May 16, 1865
Arrival of the Sacramento from Panama, May 16, 1865.

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