Large and angry crowds gather in Cincinnati, Ohio to protest the arrest of Congressman Vallandigham

In the pre-dawn hours a large force of soldiers surrounded the house of Congressman Clement Vallandigham in Dayton, Ohio, broke down the door, and arrested him on a charge of aiding the enemy and weakening the Government.  He was lodged in the Cincinnati jail and immediately large crowds gathered in protest.  A futile attempt was made to rescue him and later that evening a mob attacked and fired the offices of the Republican Cincinnati Journal newspaper.  Troops had be to called out to restore order.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation
Geoffrey R. Stone, Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime: From the Sedition Act of 1798 to the War on Terrorism (New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2004), 101.
Chronicles of the Great Rebellion Against the United States of America (Philadelphia, PA: A. Winch, 1867), 54.
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Campaigns/Elections
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