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Anti-Lincoln sentiment swept 1863 local elections in York County

Abraham Lincoln, though widely beloved and admired today, was controversial, to say the least, during his time in office as president of the United States during the American Civil War. Many Democrats strongly opposed his prosecution of the war; some … Continue reading

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New book tells how Lincoln re-shaped America in 1862

Abraham Lincoln took office in 1861 during troubling times. The South had seceded, fired on Fort Sumter, reacted angrily to his raising of troops to put down the rebellion, and prepared for war. Four more states left the Union, blood … Continue reading

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