Blog Post: 150 years ago today: Civil War draft riots grip New York

Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Reference Materials
Duration: 5 Minutes
Date Posted: 8/20/2013

In this post, readers will learn about an historical moment from a personal point of view.  William Steinway recounts the terrors of the 1863 New York City Draft riots and why he feared for his family during those dangerous days.  Written by Curator Emerita Cynthia Adams Hoover and volunteer Karen Johnson, this post is published on the Museum's "O Say Can You See?" blog.

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