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Lincoln Originals at Cincinnati Museum Center

1860

Abraham Lincoln in 1860
Abraham Lincoln in 1860

Highlights from 1860:

April 3 - The Pony Express's first run left St. Joseph, Missouri, and arrived in San Francisco, California, on April 14.

May 18 - Lincoln nominated to be Republican Party candidate for president.

November 6 - Abraham Lincoln elected president of the United States.

December 1 - First installment of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations published in England.

December 20 - South Carolina seceded from the Union. Eventually eleven states secede.


Lincoln Originals:

Letter to Follett Letter from Abraham Lincoln to
Oran Follett, June 18, 1860
Letter to Clay Letter from Abraham Lincoln to
General Cassius M. Clay, Aug. 10, 1860
Campaign Poster 1860 Presidential Campaign Poster