The Civil War’s Economic Impact on New York

The American Civil War impacted the economy of New York like no other state.

The streets of New York City are drowned out by a rally in support of the Union during the American Civil War, April 20, 1861.

The impact of the American Civil War was profound upon the cultural, political and economic fabric of the United States. We all know that the Union and Confederacy battled it out, with the Union emerging victorious. We also know that, like all major wars, the economic effects were prodigious.