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In Ohio, a Cincinnati mob attempts the lynching of the killers of two city policemen

Cincinnati, 1860, zoomable map
01/10/1861
Two Cincinnati policemen, Officers Clairborne Long and Daniel Hallam, had been stabbed the previous evening at a house of prostitution in the city.  Both died and two brothers, Constance and Romain Lohrer were arrested for the crime.  A mob soon formed to storm the prison and lynch the culprits.  The mayor, however, dispatched a local volunteer unit, the Guthrie Grays, to defend the building and the riot was dispersed.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
"Riot in Cincinnati," New York Times, January 12, 1861.

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