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In Philadelphia, former Secretary of War Cameron arrested and sued for false imprisonment

Simon Cameron, detail
04/15/1862
Officers of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court briefly arrested former Secretary of War Simon Cameron in Philadelphia where he was preparing to travel to take up his new assignment as the United States minister to Russia.  Pierce Butler, a prominent Philadelphian who owned South Carolina slave plantations and had been married to the famous English actress Fanny Kemble, had sued Cameron for having him arrested and imprisoned for treason in August 1861.  He dropped the case the following month.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
The American Annual Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1862 ... (New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1869), II:511.

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