Civil War Institute
Frederick, Maryland has been remembered as a bastion of Unionist sentiment during the Civil War. However, in the Election of 1860, on the eve of the nation’s internal conflict, a large portion of the city’s 8,000 residents voted for a secessionist candidate. The Election of 1860 is famous for straying from the typical bi-partisan election; four candidates ran for office and each appealed to different political sentiments. [excerpt]
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McNish, Megan E., "“The Union Forever”: Frederick, Maryland in the Elections of 1860 and 1864" (2016). The Gettysburg Compiler: On the Front Lines of History. 167.