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Stephen Douglas ends his presidential campaign with speeches in Georgia and Alabama

Stephen Arnold Douglas, circa 1860, detail
10/29/1860 to 11/05/1860
Democratic candidate Stephen Douglas, accompanied by his wife, continued his final campaign swing through the Deep South.  He arrived in Atlanta, Georgia on October 29, 1860, spoke there, then in Macon and Columbus before giving a speech on the steps of the capitol in Montgomery, Alabama on November 2, 1860.  He ended his tour, which historians widely consider to be a plea to the South to accept Lincoln's election, in Mobile, Alabama on November 5, 1860, 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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