Newspapers react to Abraham Lincoln's 1860 presidential win

When the Civil War began in 1861, Mathew Brady made the momentous decision to go to a battlefield and document what he found there.
Sunday, November 7, 2010

-- The Kansas Chief, (White Cloud, Kan.)

Thursday, Nov. 8, 1860




Vice President,



We have the glorious tidings to proclaim, that Lincoln and Hamlin are our next President and Vice President, by overwhelming majorities. They have carried every Free State this side of the Rocky Mountains, except, perhaps, New Jersey, where the vote is close. Douglas will probably carry "nary one!"

-- Richmond Dispatch

Thursday, Nov. 8, 1860

The Presidential Election.

The returns received and published yesterday left little or no doubt of the election of Abraham Lincoln to the Presidency. Today we publish enough to make it certain. The event is the most deplorable one that has happened in the history of the country. The Union may be preserved in spite of it. We think it will; but we are prepared to expect trouble. We have already one sign from South Carolina, and this may be followed by others of more serious character.

CONTINUED     1        >

© 2010 The Washington Post Company