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Why were riots in certain cities in the US in the 1860's?
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Were Union soldiers drafted in the US Civil War?
The Union soldiers were mostly volunteers early in the war, but the draft was used heavily by the end of the war. The draft officially began in the summer of 1863. Some of the larger cities experienced draft riots. This occurred in New York, Buffalo, Philadelphia, and Baltimore. Hundreds (perhaps up to 2000) died in these riots. One way these cities dealt with the riots was to use immigration. Immigrant families received immediate citizenship if one male would volunteer for the war. Thousands of Irish and German families came to the US to take up this offer. The riots in New York City comprised the largest insurrection in US history. Sadly they were racist and 11 Black men were hanged and a Black orphanage was burned. Lincoln was forced to send 20,000 troops from Gettysburg and used cannons to end the riots.
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The South experienced minor rioting due to food shortages and the North had riots because of the North's 1863 conscription laws. No one was killed in the Southern riots but in New York City in July of 1863, the riots were deadly. Mobs of rioters lynched Freed Blacks and burned down buildings. It was the largest civil insurrection in US history. As an example of how deadly the riots were, President Lincoln had to send 20,000 troops from Gettysburg with howitzers to end the riots.
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