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In Philadelphia. the National Union, supporting President Lincoln, scores impressive wins in state and city elections

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, circa 1860, zoomable image
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)
Source Citation: 
Thomas Scharf and Thompson Wescott, History of Philadelphia 1609-1884, in three volumes (Philadelphia, PA: L.H. Everts & Co., 1884), I: 818.