Mr. Lincoln and New York: The 1863 Draft Riots


Subject:
U.S. History By Place , Wars & Conflicts , Civil War, U.S. , New York (City)

Description:
Overview of the 1863 Draft Riots, a series of violent events in July of that year "the proximate cause [of which] was the fact that New York City -- which had furnished too many soldiers to the Union Army at the beginning of the [Civil] war now furnished too few." Includes a Manhattan map showing some of the riot events. From a presentation by the Lincoln Institute, an organization supporting the study of Abraham Lincoln.

Publisher:
Lincoln Institute

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.mrlincolnandnewyork.org/inside.asp?ID=91&subjectID=4


PID= res:lii-24099