In Ohio, a Cincinnati mob attempts the lynching of the killers of two city policemen

Two Cincinnati policemen, Officers Clairborne Long and Daniel Hallam, had been stabbed the previous evening at a house of prostitution in the city.  Both died and two brothers, Constance and Romain Lohrer were arrested for the crime.  A mob soon formed to storm the prison and lynch the culprits.  The mayor, however, dispatched a local volunteer unit, the Guthrie Grays, to defend the building and the riot was dispersed.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation
"Riot in Cincinnati," New York Times, January 12, 1861.
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Crime/Disasters
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