Clement Vallandigham Goes on Trial for Violating General Order Number 38

May 6, 1863

Former Ohio Congressman and leading Peace Democrat, Clement Vallandigham was arrested on May 5, 1863  for violating Union General Ambrose Burnside's General Order Number 38. On May 6, Vallandigham was brought before a military tribunal in Cincinnati, where he was denied a writ of habeas corpus.

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