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In the Far West, a Eugene, Oregon resident sparks a riot with his public praise for Jefferson Davis

Oregon, 1866, zoomable map
Following the news of the various Confederate surrenders in the East, southern supporters Philip Henry Mulkey walked the streets of Eugene, Oregon shouting "Hurrah for Jeff Davis, and damn the man who won't" over and over. He was quickly arrested but just as swiftly a pro-Union lynch mob assembled.  Union militia transferred him to Fort Vancouver where he spent three months in custody.  He later sued for false arrest.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
State of Oregon, Oregon State Blue Book, 2007-2008: Almanac and Fact Book (Portland, OR: Oregen State Archives, 2007), 354.