Search using this query type:

Advanced Search (Items only)

"Presidential Election," Carolina Watchman, November 13, 1860

Title

"Presidential Election," Carolina Watchman, November 13, 1860

Description

In its editorial on the 1860 Presidential election the Carolina Watchman, a Unionist newspaper from Salisbury, N.C. reports on the election of Abraham Lincoln as president.  Although the paper is unhappy with the election of Lincoln and defeat of their candidate, Bell, the paper stresses that the Democratic party has picked up seats in both houses of Congress, including the Democrats making gains in Northern states.  The editor stresses that even if he wanted to, Lincoln could do no harm to the South with a majority in Congress that would be opposed to any changes he might wish to make.

Creator

Salisbury Carolina Watchman

Source

"Presidential Election," Carolina Watchman, November 13, 1860.

Date

1860-11-13

Contributor

Gordon, Eric

Type

Document

Coverage

Salisbury, North Carolina
Rowan County, North Carolina

Original Format

Newspaper Article

Document Viewer

Embed

Copy the code below into your web page

Files

Citation

SalisburyCarolina Watchman, "Presidential Election," Carolina Watchman, November 13, 1860, Civil War Era NC, accessed November 20, 2017, https://cwnc.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/824.