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Jim Best, 21 years old, party to the death of Mrs. Derrickson, colored.
J. H. W.
Sketch, note: 1 p. Two sketches of a man's head surrounded by writing. Written along the top of the sketch, 'Rejected Aug. 17th, 1863, 2d time.' Written below the sketches of the mens' heads 'Jim Best, 21 years old, party to the death of Mrs. Derrickson, colored.'
Draft Riot, New York, N.Y., 1863Soldiers--United StatesWomen
Best, JimDerrickson, Ann
New York (N.Y.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865New York (N.Y.)--Race relations--History--19th centuryUnited States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--African Americans
Ann Derrickson was the white wife of an African American man. She died defending her son from the rioters.
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