Violent disturbances in Lower Manhattan. Widely regarded as the culmination of working-class discontent with new laws passed by.
Men to fight in the ongoing. The riots remain the largest civil and racial insurrection in American history, aside from the Civil War itself. Diverted several regiments of militia and volunteer troops from following up after the.
Initially intended to express anger at the draft, the protests turned into a. Attacking blacks throughout the city. The official death toll was listed at either 119 or 120 individuals.
Conditions in the city were such that Major General. Said on July 16 that "Martial law ought to be proclaimed, but I have not a sufficient force to enforce it". The military did not reach the city until after the first day of rioting, by which time the mobs, primarily. Had already ransacked or destroyed numerous public buildings, two Protestant churches, the homes of various abolitionists or sympathizers, many black homes, and the.At 44th Street and Fifth Avenue, which was burned to the ground. The area's demographics changed as a result of the riot. Many blacks left Manhattan permanently (many moving to Brooklyn). By 1865 their population fell below 10,000, the number in 1820. This document is a City of New York check dated Oct. 3, 1863 to pay Sarah Bradshaw for damage by rioters at 123 2nd Avenue. Signed by George Opdyke as Mayor, usual cut cancel and one hole cancel, otherwise fine condition.
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