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Election of 1860 – Carlisle American Volunteer

When Democrats held a rally in Carlisle, Pennsylvania on October 6, 1860, the Carlisle (PA) American Volunteer reported that no one had been ready for the “overwhelming avalanche” of delegates from “every town and township in the county.” Over 8,000

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Historian Describes the Civil War Homefront (Part 1)

National Park Service historian Ted Alexander offered an informative presentation at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on September 14, 2010. In his discussion of the Civil War “homefront” in the Cumberland Valley, Alexander provides an overview of

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Historian Describes the Civil War Homefront (Part 2)

National Park Service historian Ted Alexander offered an informative presentation at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on September 14, 2010. In his discussion of the Civil War “homefront” in the Cumberland Valley, Alexander provides an overview of

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Cumberland County Political History (1847-1860)

John Weigel, “‘Americans Shall Rule America!’ The Know-Nothing Party in Cumberland County,” Cumberland County History 15 (1998): 3-18. John Weigel, “Free Soil: The Birth of the Republican Party in Cumberland County,” Cumberland County History 17 (2000): 36-57. John Weigel, “In

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Cumberland County Political History (1847-1860)

‘Americans Shall Rule America!’ The Know-Nothing Party in Cumberland County (1998) Free Soil: The Birth of the Republican Party in Cumberland County (Summer 2000) In Defense of Union and White Supremacy: The Democratic Alternative to Free Soil, 1847 – 1860

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