Thursday, July 6, 2017

Diary of 1st Lieutenant Lemuel A. Abbott: Tuesday, November 8, 1864

It has rained all day. Well, this is a great day in the States! Probably more depends on what it brings forth than any since Washington's time. As for myself, though, I have no fear but what all will come out right; am still in Vergennes, and have voted for Abraham Lincoln — my first vote. The city's vote is as follows:

Lincoln 310
McClellan 15

Good! This is as it should be.

SOURCE: Lemuel Abijah Abbott, Personal Recollections and Civil War Diary, 1864, p. 228

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