The Great Fire of New York in 1776

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The Great Fire was a devastating fire that burned through the night of September 21 – September 22, 1776 on the west side of what then constituted New York City at the southern end of the island of Manhattan.


Benson John Lossing, ed. Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (vol. 6) (New York, NY: Harper and Brothers, 1912)


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