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Friday, May 24, 2013

If Lincoln is elected....

This blunt message was super-imposed on an advertisement in the Mercury by the Carolina Clothing Depot on the eve of the presential election of 1860. Following the formation of the Confederate States in Montgomery, Alabama, President Jefferson Davis orderedd Brigadier General Pierre G. T. Beauregard to take charge of the volatile situation in Charleston. Beauregard arrived on March 3rd. The following day, Lincoln took the oath of office.

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