What were the largest cities in the North in 1860, just prior to the outbreak of the American Civil War?

  1. New York City – Population in 1860 was 813,669
  2. Philadelphia – Population in 1860 was 565,529
  3. Brooklyn -Population in 1860 was 266,661
  4. Baltimore – Population in 1860 was 212,418
  5. Boston – Population in 1860 was 177,840
  6. Cincinnati – Population in 1860 was 161,044
  7. St. Louis – Population in 1860 was 160,773
  8. Chicago – Population in 1860 was 112,172
  9. Buffalo – Population in 1860 was 81,129
  10. Newark – Population in 1860 was 71,941

    The only Southern city to compare was New Orleans with 168,675 citizens.

    Source: 1860 U.S. Census

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