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Stephen Douglas makes his final campaign tour, through the Deep South

Stephen Arnold Douglas, 1858, detail
10/19/1860 to 10/28/1860
Democratic candidate Stephen Douglas, accompanied by his wife, began a final campaign swing, this time into the Deep South.  He began with a major speech in St. Louis, Missouri, and then spoke at Memphis, Nashville, and Chattanooga in Tennessee and arrived in Atlanta, Georgia on October 29, 1860.  He ended his tour, which historians widely consider to be a plea to the South to accept Lincoln's election, in Mobile, Alabama where he awaited the election results.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
Robert W. Johannsen, "Stephen A. Douglas and the South," Journal of Southern History 33, no. 1 (Feb. 1967): 46-48.

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