Tag Archives: Wide-Awakes

Marching Societies Transform 1860 Election

Emerging Civil War welcomes back guest author Leon Reed…. The 1860 presidential election aroused more passion than any presidential election before or since. Four regional candidates: former congressman Abraham Lincoln, US senator Stephen Douglas, vice president John Breckinridge, and recently … Continue reading

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1860’s Politics: Ellsworth on the Stump

As the tumult and the shouting of the Republicans in the Wigwam dimmed, the election of 1860 began in earnest for Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln himself was stuck in Springfield, Illinois because it was not common for the actual candidate to … Continue reading

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. . . and the Great State of Illinois . . .

Thursday evening, on through the night, and into Friday morning was a huge time for Judge David Davis. He sent everything and every one he had to talk to delegates. Plans were laid and promises were made that were absolutely … Continue reading

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