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In central Ohio, serious armed resistance to the draft enrollment grows more threatening

Holmes County, Ohio, 1857
06/11/1863
The Provost Marshal for four central Ohio counties, Captain James Drake, led a party to investigate the recent stoning of an Enrollment Officer in Richland Township in Holmes County.  He arrested four men but, soon after, armed men surrounded his wagon, freed the prisoners, and threatened to murder Drake if he ever appeared in the county again. Troops arrived in Holmes on June 17, 1863, to break up armed resistance groups.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Resistance to the Enrolment: Trouble in Holmes County, Ohio," New York Times, June 21, 1863, p. 3. 

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