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In Indiana, sheriff's deputies escorting the federal draft commissioner are fatally ambushed

Rush County, Indiana, 1857
06/10/1863
Near Manville in Rush County, an Indiana deputy sheriff named Frank Stevens and two of his men were escorting the enrolling officer for the draft after various threats had been made on his life.  While the officer was visiting a house, Stevens was shot in ambush from a nearby cornfield and killed.  One of his men was also wounded.  The draft commissioner was forced to escape from the back of the house he was visiting.  Two men were later arrested and cavalry was dispatched to the county to help with enrollment. (By John Osborne)   
Source Citation: 
"Resistance to the Draft in Indiana.: An Enrolling Officer Shot," Chicago Tribune, June 11, 1863, p. 1.
"Difficulty in Indiana: Resistance to the Draft," New York Times, June 12, 1863, p. 5. 

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