"Calm, Quiet, and Well-Disposed"

Thursday, October 12, 1871

The mayor, city comptroller, city treasurer, and other officials move into a building at the corner of Hubbard Court (now Balbo Street) and Wabash Avenue.  General Sheridan reports that all is well, and that “the people of the city are calm, quiet, and well-disposed.”  Residents looking for relatives and friends continue to file through the temporary morgue that has been set up in a livery stable on Milwaukee Avenue.  Among the dead are seventy bodies burned beyond recognition.