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Large parade held in New York City in memory of the late Senator Broderick of California

David Colbreth Broderick, detail
11/20/1859
Senator David C. Broderick of California had been killed in a duel near San Francisco ten weeks earlier.  Since he had once been a New York City fireman as well as an influential politician, the fire companies of the city staged a large parade through the streets before thousands of spectators and a memorial service at the University Chapel on Washington Square.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"The Broderick Obsequies," New York Times, November 21, 1859, p. 8. 

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