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Large and angry crowds gather in Cincinnati, Ohio to protest the arrest of Congressman Vallandigham

Clement Laird Vallandigham, detail
05/05/1863
In the pre-dawn hours a large force of soldiers surrounded the house of Congressman Clement Vallandigham in Dayton, Ohio, broke down the door, and arrested him on a charge of aiding the enemy and weakening the Government.  He was lodged in the Cincinnati jail and immediately large crowds gathered in protest.  A futile attempt was made to rescue him and later that evening a mob attacked and fired the offices of the Republican Cincinnati Journal newspaper.  Troops had be to called out to restore order.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Geoffrey R. Stone, Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime: From the Sedition Act of 1798 to the War on Terrorism (New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2004), 101.
Chronicles of the Great Rebellion Against the United States of America (Philadelphia, PA: A. Winch, 1867), 54.

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