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In Albany, New York, soldiers attack a public meeting protesting the arrest of Clement Vallandigham

Albany, New York, 1854
05/16/1863
A group of returning military veterans disrupted a large public meeting being held at the State Capitol in Albany, New York to protest the arrest of Clement Vallandigham.  Chairs were broken but an attempt to storm the stage failed. Eventually the soldiers were ejected and the meeting resumed peacefully.  New York's Governor Seymour sent a letter that described the arrest as "an act that has brought dishonor on our country."  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Vallandigham Indignation Meeting at Albany," New York Times, May 17, 1863, p. 5. 

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