Tag Archives: President Millard Fillmore

1861: A Year of Six Presidents

Abraham Lincoln’s inauguration in 1861 set many precedents. Presidential Precedents. Abraham Lincoln was a President of many firsts: The first POTUS born west of the Appalachian Mountains (KY); the elected first from Illinois; the first elected by popular plurality in … Continue reading

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Abigail Fillmore and the White House Library

Abigail Fillmore is one of those early First Ladies who has faded into oblivion. She needs to be re-explored. Miss Powers, Teacher Abigail Powers (1798-1852) was only two when her father died. She later claimed to have inherited two important … Continue reading

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Abe, Steve, Breck and Bell: A Multi-Colored Map

If one “back-lit” the now traditional red-blue election map, one would find FIVE colors in the 1860s elections. The Unionists and Secessionists were about to collide in the irrepressible conflict. The Black States: In this case, the “black” colored states … Continue reading

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