In Philadelphia. the National Union, supporting President Lincoln, scores impressive wins in state and city elections
Pennsylvania's city, county, and congressional elections in the city of Philadelphia resulted in a sweeping victory for the National Union Party. Four of the five surrounding congressional districts were carried as well as a strong majority in the city's Common Council . The late arriving soldier's ballots only increased the margins, all pointing towards a growing Republican confidence for the upcoming presidential election. (By John Osborne)
Thomas Scharf and Thompson Wescott, History of Philadelphia 1609-1884, in three volumes (Philadelphia, PA: L.H. Everts & Co., 1884), I: 818.