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Finding Aid for Abraham Lincoln Ballot C058959
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Description
Folder contains original ballot for Abraham Lincoln for 1864 election.
Background
Abraham Lincoln was born in Hodgenville, Kentucky, February 12th, 1809. He became a lawyer in Illinois, and was a member of the Illinois House of Representatives from 1834-1846, until he was elected into the United States House of Representatives later that year. He married his wife Mary Todd Lincoln in 1842. Lincoln was elected president in 1860 (16th US President), and led the United States through its Civil War, while preserving the Union and abolishing slavery. Additionally he strengthened the federal government and modernized the economy. On April 14, 1865, Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
Extent
1.0 folder Offical ballot for Abraham Lincoln
Restrictions
There are no restrictions on access.
Availability
Collection open for research.