After the failed attempt to take the mill back from the workers, the Governor called out the National Guard to restore order to Homestead.
Readers of the New York Herald
To alert readers of National Guard troops being sent in to maintain order in Homestead.
This brief article describes Pennsylvania Governor Robert Pattison’s reasons for deploying the National Guard to Homestead, PA, and his belief that the workers would submit in the face of such a large force of troops.
New York Herald, July 11 1892
"Governor Pattison, being convinced that Sheriff McCleary is unable to restore order at Homestead, has ordered out the entire National Guard–8,500 men-all the available military force of the state, to Homestead for service. It is understood that the Governor's purpose in calling out the entire National Guard is to make sure that there will be no demonstration on the part of the locked-out men. He thinks that men will quietly submit before such an overwhelming force, while they might resist if one regiment was sent there."