Serious civil disturbances rock Norfolk, Virginia, bringing federal troops to restore order

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A white man fired into a joint rally of 800 African-Americans from Norfolk and Portsmouth, Virginia celebrating the congressional over-riding of President Johnson's veto of the Civil Rights Act. He was set upon and killed. Federal troops escorted the marchers home but around a hundred whites, disciplined and some wearing C.S.A. uniforms, fired on Union officers and threatened "extermination" of blacks. Federal reinforcements, however, restored order.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation
Robert W. Coakley, The Role of Federal Military Forces in Domestic Disorders, 1789-1878 (Washington, D.C.: Center of Military History, United States Army, 1988), 273-274. 
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Crime/Disasters
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