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At "Fort Fizzle" in Holmes County, Ohio, federal troops end active draft resistance

Holmes County, Ohio, 1857
06/17/1863
After the Provost Marshal for four central Ohio counties, Captain James Drake, had been threatened by a group of armed men in Richland Township in Holmes County, 420 men from the 15th Ohio Infantry under Colonel William Wallace were dispatched from Columbus. The troops found a thousand men in an armed encampment and, after a few shots were fired, scattered them. The break-up of "Fort Fizzle" ended serious draft resistance in the county.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Resistance to the Enrolment: Trouble in Holmes County, Ohio," New York Times, June 21, 1863, p. 3.
George W, Knepper, Ohio and Its People: Bicentennial Edition (Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 2003), 230.

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