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In New York City, Secretary of War Stanton's suspension of the draft and all recruiting is met with rejoicing

Draft drawings resuming in New York City's Sixth District, August 19, 1863, artist's impression, detail
04/14/1865
In keeping with orders from the War Department, New York City Provost Marshal Colonel Richard Dodge suspended all draft and recruiting activities and closed his offices.  The unexpected news was met with much rejoicing in the city that had put up the most violent resistance to conscription in the country, two years before.  Hundreds of newly selected recruits could now resume their peacetime lives.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
"Out of the Draft: Secretary Stanton's Order and Its Effect," New York Herald, April 15, 1865, p. 5.

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