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In New Haven, William A. Buckingham inaugurated for his third term as Governor of Connecticut

William Alfred Buckingham, detail
05/02/1860
In New Haven, William Alfred Buckingham was inaugurated for a third term as Governor of Connecticut.  Three weeks before, he had beaten his Democratic challenger, Thomas Hart Seymour by only five hundred votes.  Abraham Lincoln had stumped for Buckingham in April and the two had struck up a friendship that stood both in good stead in coming years while Buckingham served as Connecticut's famous "war governor."  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Francis Vincent, Vincent's Semi-Annual United States Register.... 1st of January and 1st of July, 1860 (Philadelphia: Francis Vincent, 1860), 364.

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