I've been reading Dean B. Mahin's book "One War At A
Time: The International Dimensions Of The Civil War"
and it has some discussion of Seward's presidential
ambitions (am I correct in thinking Governor Seward is
the same Seward who later become Lincoln's Secretary
of State?). I'd find you some quotes from the book,
but I don't have time right now.
--- Ram Lau <ramlau@...
> The 1860 election is very much "underrated" IMHO.
> When people talk
> about critical elections, it has mostly been 1800,
> 1876, 1912, 1932,
> 1960, 1992, and 2000. But we don't hear much about
> Governor William
> Henry Seward, the frontrunner of the 1860 Republican
> against Lincoln, and John Cabell Breckenridge, the
> 1860 Democratic
> presidential nominee and Vice Persident under James
> And there was also John Cromwell Bell from
> Tennessee. It was an
> election that shouldn't be ignored.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Greg Cannon
> > http://elections.harpweek.com/