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  Martial Law Declared in St. Louis
Category:  Politics and Government
Brief Description:  General John Fremont, commander of the western department of the U.S. Army, declared martial law in St. Louis in 1861 in an attempt to control tensions and comnflicts in the border state town. He confiscated the property of rebels and freed their slaves. Anyone who wanted to leave the city required a pass.
Year:  1861
Decade:  1860 - 1869
Beginning Date:     Aug. 14, 1861
Ending Date:     Aug. 14, 1861

Fremont, John C.



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