Political map of North America & the Caribbean on 20 Nov 1863 (American Civil War: Dominican Restoration War), showing the following events: French create Mexican Empire; New York draft riots; US crackdown on Navajo; Santo Domingo revolts; Chattanooga Campaign; Gettysburg Address.

Dominican Restoration War

American Civil War

North America 1863.112

Dominican Restoration War

American Civil War, French intervention in Mexico, Dominican Restoration War (20 November 1863)

Historical Map of North America & the Caribbean

In 1861, facing bankruptcy and a potential Haitian invasion, the government of the Dominican Republic had requested re-annexation by Spain. However, Spanish rule was never universally accepted, ultimately leading to a full-scale rebellion by Dominican nationalists. Unable to prevail, the Spanish withdrew in 1865, restoring the Republic's independence.

Main Events

French create Mexican Empire

French-appointed Superior Junta proclaims Catholic Empire in Mexico

New York draft riots

Riots in New York City in response to Union introduction of conscription

US crackdown on Navajo

Union forces under Kit Carson use scorched earth policy to pressure the Navajo to surrender and relocate to Bosque Redondo

Santo Domingo revolts

Dominican rebels raid their Spanish-occupied capital of Santo Domingo, raising the Dominican flag on Capotillo hill, triggering Dominican Restoration War

Chattanooga Campaign

Union forces fight Confederate forces around Chattanooga, Tennessee, clearing them from the region

Gettysburg Address

United States President Abraham Lincoln delivers historic speech at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

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