In Philadelphia, high political emotions start a brawl and get a prominent Philadelphia author arrested

Soon after Lincoln's assassination , the well-known Philadelphia author, Edward Ingersoll, gave a speech that reiterated his support for the South and states rights and decried the huge Government debt.  Days later, he brawled with a Union veteran at a railway station and drew a pistol.  He was arrested and taken to a police station that was immediately besieged by irate pro-Union Philadelphians.  His brother, Charles Ingersoll, was badly beaten when he arrived to post bail. Edward was released the next day without charges.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation
J.Thomas Scharf and Thompson Wescott, History of Philadelphia 1609-1884, in three volumes (Philadelphia, PA: L.H. Everts & Co., 1884), 825.
 
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Crime/Disasters
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