Listing of all day-by-day events of the American Civil War related to the state of New York.
The American Civil War crossed borders throughout many states as the nation was plunged into turmoil. Key battles were fought throughout the land with the most being recorded in the state of Virginia followed by the state of Tennessee. The war stretched into loosely established territories in the West as well and involved actions in international waters and support from foreign powers. In the end, the fractured country required decades of healing and its scars can still be seen today.
There are a total of (13)Civil War Events by State - New York events in the CivilWarTimeline.net database. Entries are listed below by date-of-occurrence ascending (first-to-last). Other leading and trailing events are also included for perspective.
Day-by-Day Timeline of Events
January 6, 1861
New York mayor, Fernando Wood, calls for New York city to secede from the Union in an effort to remain neutral for the upcoming conflict.
April 18, 1861
The 6th Massachusetts Regiment arrives in New York City.
April 19, 1861
The New York 7th Regiment begins their march to Washington, D.C. to help bolster defenses there.
April 20, 1861
A resolution is passed in Union Square (New York) calling for citizens to band together and help save the nation from destruction.
April 20, 1861
American citizens are arrested throughout Baltimore, Boston and New York without due process - brought about by warrants issued under the name of the United States Secretary of State.
June 3, 1861
USS Perry manages to capture CSS Savannah and her crew intact. The prize is relocated to New York waters.
January 14, 1862
"Battle Hymn of the Republic" is published for the first time, this in the New York Herald Tribune.
January 15, 1863
CSS Florida conducts various raids down the East Coast of the United States and beyond, her journey beginning in the port-city of Mobile, Alabama.
July 13, 1863
Over a dozen civilians are killed during rioting in New York after the release of names from the first Union military draft. The rioting spans July 13th until July 16th and involves some 50,000 New Yorkers.
April 14, 1864
Around $1 million is raised for the U.S. Army's Sanitary Commission by the Manhattan Fair.
July 5, 1864
The New York Times is the recipient of a initial peace plan authored by the Confederacy.
November 25, 1864
Confederate agents set fires across New York City. The plan was hatched by Confederate cavalry commander John Morgan early on in Canada. The actions were modeled after the Draft Day riots of 1863. Some nineteen fires are started by eight agents dressed in civilian clothing.
December 13, 1864
New York City celebrates the arrival of Admiral David Farragut after his major successes in New Orleans, Vicksburg, and Mobile Bay.