Loyalist officers are being boarded by supporting families across the city.
Officers had been taking over houses for shelter and food and basic necessities to get them through the night. "The highest-ranking men of the British army had take over the empty rebel mansions. Lower grade officers had moved in with Loyalist families who had suitable furniture and staff, such as the Locktons." British troops had taken over homes in order to obtain food and shelter has they moved from town to town.