The Draft Riots - The Rioters and the 7th Regiment

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The New York Draft Riots (July 11 to July 16, 1863), were violent disturbances in New York City that were the culmination of discontent with new laws passed by Congress to draft men to fight in the ongoing American Civil War.


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


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