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Editor of a Southern-leaning newspaper tarred and feathered in Haverhill, Massachusetts

Tarring and Feathering of Ambrose L. Kimball, Haverhill, Massachusetts, August 19, 1861, zoomable image
08/19/1861
The editorials of Ambrose L. Kimball in the Essex Democrat had been causing consternation in Haverhill, Massachusetts for their perceived Southern leanings.  Around nine p.m., a mob gathered, took Kimball from his house at gunpoint, stripped him, then tarred and feathered him. He was paraded in the town on a rail, forced to cheer the national flag, and obliged to kneel and swear a loyalty oath.  He was then released.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"The Suppression of a Rebel Journal," New York Times, August 22, 1861.
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