In Morris, Illinois, a large fire burns seven buildings to the ground but no serious injuries are reported
A large section of the small town of Morris, Illinois was burned to the ground when seven wooden buildings, most selling agricultural tools, caught fire. No serious injuries were reported and the damage was estimated at around $7000. (By John Osborne)
"Conflagration at Morris, Ill.," Chicago Tribune, April 4, 1865, p. 2.