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Walker Arrested in Mississippi for Sedition and Insurrection

Oct. 1, 1962 - Former Maj. Gen. Edwin A. Walker was arrested today on four charges, including sedition and insurrection, for his role in last night’s rioting at the University of Mississippi. The man who commanded Federal forces during the school integration crisis at Little Rock in 1957 was held on $100,000 bail. Unable to put up the bail, he was flown to the U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, Mo., to await his trial. “They don’t have a thing on me,” Mr. Walker remarked after his arrest. Starting at 9 p.m. last night, he visited the beleaguered campus and led 2 charges by students against marshals guarding the Lyceum, the administration building. A warrant for his arrest was issued this morning. Mr. Walker was seized at a checkpoint near the center of Oxford by Lieut. Robert Clark of Welch, W. Va., of the Second Battle Group, Second Infantry Division. He faces a maximum of 39 years in prison and $40,000 in fines.


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