The New York Draft Riots and Gettysburg
Time: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides
Join Licensed Battlefield Guides on Tuesday evenings this summer for a series of in-depth battle walks. These are ideal for people who want a deeper understanding of a particular aspect of the battle. If you’re interested, please register in advance on the website. Cost is $35.
July 26, 2022 Evening Walk
“The New York Draft Riots and Gettysburg: The most violent battle and insurrection in American History” featuring LBG Joe Mieczkowski
The shocking true story of the bloody battle for New York City the week after Gettysburg in July 1863. Insurrection, insurgence, arson and murder were triggered by the draft that started July 11. We will bring to life the drama of lynching and looting and resistance to Lincoln’s policies even as Lee prepared to cross the Potomac. There are many, sometimes surprising, connections to Gettysburg. There were hero’s and cowards and names familiar to Gettysburg and Civil War addicts. Troops fresh from the Gettysburg campaign would put an end to the largest domestic uprising in the nations history other than the secession of states itself. Meet at the High Water mark memorial. Bring a stool or seat.
Meeting Place: High Water Mark Memorial (Park in National Cemetery Overflow Lot or Hunt Avenue Lot)