President Lincoln is re-elected

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  1. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    8 November 1864
    Lincoln reelected — History.com This Day in History — 11/8/1864
     
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    How is the South celebrating this day?

    :eek:

    (runs for cover)
     
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    Today the adherents of the late Confederacy only celebrate General Robert E. Lee's birthday.

    That reminds me, probably few Americans know there is a Tomb of the Unknown Confederate Soldier. It is on the grounds of Beauvior, the estate of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, which during the time of his imprisonment was made a Union Army hospital.

    As for Lincoln's reelection in 1864, it probably was and is inconsequential to Southerners. His election in 1860, however was a direct cause for The War Between the States.

    History of South Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    How big is the current divide with North and South? Does it ever become problematic? Does the legacy of the war still affect sentiments?
     
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    The simple answer is that America's population is more homogeneous than ever. Any sentiments relate to personal family pride and heritage for the most part; as I see it anyway.

    There are parts of the South where somebody might ask you, "Yer not from around here, are yew?":lol:
     

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