Celebrating Rights and 
Baltimore & the Fifteenth Amendment, May 19, 1870
An Interactive Historical Investigation by David Troy 1996
ABRAHAM LINCOLN Portrait taken from James Beard Lithograph.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN was elected president in November 1860 by a narrow margin. In the time between his election and his inauguration in March 1861, the first shot was fired in the Civil War -- the infamous attack at Ft. Sumter. Lincoln was not always well liked in Maryland. In 1860, he received only 2,294 votes in the Old Line State, while Breckinridge received 42,282 and Bell received 41,670. Source: The Negro in Maryland Politics, 1870-1912.

 1996 David C. 
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