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In Illinois, the Chicago Times reopens after its brief military shutdown

Ambrose Everett Burnside, detail
06/04/1863
When General Ambrose Burnside shut down the Chicago Times on June 1, 1863 for what he called "rank treason," twenty thousand Chicagoans protested in the streets that evening.  On June 3, 1863, the Illinois state house strongly protested the action. Protest continued around the country and President Lincoln suggested to Secretary of War Stanton that he have Burnside suspend his order.   The Times reopened after three days of being shuttered under military law. (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), 107. 

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