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Federal draft official shot dead from ambush in Sullivan County, Indiana

Sullivan County, Indiana, 1857
06/19/1863
In the latest deadly demonstration against the new draft registration in parts of Indiana and around the country, Fletcher Freeman, the federal Enrolling Commissioner for Cass Township in Sullivan County, Indiana was killed as he left his house in the morning.  Federal authorities had already dispatched cavalry units to parts of the state to protect commissioners.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"From Indiana," Chicago Tribune, June 20, 1863, p. 1. 

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