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More than a thousand names are drawn in the resumed Draft Lottery in New York's Sixteenth Ward

Draft drawings resuming in New York City's Sixth District, August 19, 1863, artist's impression, further detail
08/21/1863
More than a month after the unprecedented rioting in New York, the draft lottery was resumed in the city's Sixteenth Ward of the Sixth District, following its return earlier in the week to the Ninth and Fifteenth Wards. At 9 am, a blind, and blindfolded citizen, a Mr. Benson, drew the first name from the ward's revolving drum. A further 1,180 names were drawn by the end of the day, bringing the total for the week in the city to 3,075.  Regular troops stood guard around Manhattan but all went off without incident.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"The Draft: The Sixth District Completed," New York Times, August 22, 1863, p.1.
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