At five o'clock in the morning an alarm went up that a store was burning in Beekman Street in lower New York City. The fire spread to two paper warehouses and businesses in adjoining streets before it was brought under control. No fatalities were reported but several firemen were injured when a wall collapsed and more than $500,000 in damages resulted. (By John Osborne)
The Canadian almanac and repository of useful knowledge for 1861-1865 (Toronto: W.C. Chewett and Company, 1865), 23.