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In Cincinnati, Wendell Phillips is forced from the stage as he attempts agitate for abolition and disunion

Wendell Phillips, c1855, detail
03/24/1862
Wendell Phillips was scheduled to give an evening lecture at Pike's Opera House in Cincinnati, Ohio.  He began to immediately lay out his current beliefs that the war was misguided, the Constitution a flawed document, and the slave states should be expelled from the Union.  As was now usual for his presentations, his talk was repeatedly interrupted with cries from the audience, accompanied by a barrage of eggs. Finally, he was forced to leave as a melee ensued in the auditorium after an attempt was made to storm the stage. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
 Frank Moore, ed., The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives, Illustrative Incidents, Poetry, Etc. (New York: G.P. Putnam, 1862), IV: 67-68.

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