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New York City, Plot To Burn

NEW YORK CITY, PLOT TO BURN

NEW YORK CITY, PLOT TO BURN. After the Confederate raid on Saint Albans, Vermont, in October 1864, Confederates attempted to burn New York City on 25 November. Participants fired Barnum's Museum, the Astor House, and a number of other hotels and theaters with phosphorus and turpentine, but the damage was trifling.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Burrows, Edwin G. Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Thomas RobsonHay/s. b.

See alsoCivil War ; Insurrections, Domestic .

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