MAAP | Mapping the African American Past

The riots in New York : conflict between the military and the rioters in First Avenue

During the Draft Riots of 1863, Union troops were called in to restore order. Here the rioters (pictured) battled Union forces along First Avenue, between 11th and 14th Streets.

Source: Mid-Manhattan Library/Picture Collection/ The New York Public Library

Produced by CCNMTL, Chase, Teachers College, and CCI