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This question could be about more than one insurrection when Abraham Lincoln was the US president. For the purposes of ruling out the rebellion of the Confederacy, one New York City insurrection, the largest in US history happened in New York City in July of 1863. There rioters ran wild against the Federals that came to the city to draft new soldiers. Thousands of people protested the Union's draft laws, for multiple reasons. It was a riot that forced Lincoln to send troops from Gettysburg with cannons to end the riots. Many free Blacks were murdered by the rioters.

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