In New York State, a destructive fire strikes the town of Lockport
A morning fire in Lockport, New York destroyed significant portions of the main street, including the office of the Journal and Courier newspaper. Damages were estimated immediately at around $45,000 but no serious injuries were reported. (By John Osborne)
"Conflagration at Lockport, NY," Chicago Tribune, May 6, 1863, p. 1.