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William T. Sherman to Thomas Ewing, Jr., July 22, 1860

William Tecumseh Sherman, detail
William T. Sherman was serving as president of the Louisiana State Seminary in Alexandria, Louisiana and wrote to his brother-in-law, Thomas Ewing, Jr., to console him on the failure of Kansas to be admitted to the Union. He also commented on the upcoming general election, writing that "Down here no one thinks of Lincoln. The struggle will be between Douglas and Breckinridge; the latter will win." Kansas entered the Union the following year and Ewing became its first Chief Justice. (By John Osborne)


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