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In Philadelphia, southern students disrupt a program of patriotic tunes at the Academy of Music

Philadelphia, 1860, zoomable map
01/12/1861
A near riot ensued at an evening concert at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia when groups of young men in the galleries hissed the playing of national patriotic songs such as "Yankee Doodle" and "Hail Columbia."  Reported to be Southern students, only their swift ejection prevented an angry reaction from the majority of the audience.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
"National Airs Hissed in Philadelphia," New York Times, January 13, 1861 

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