Exploring anything and everything that fascinates me about the American Civil War
November 6, 1860
As we Americans have another chance to vote for many leadership positions, though not the Presidency, let's remember a pretty big day in American history, 158 years ago. Some say the election of Lincoln was what caused the war, though I prefer to look at the reasons why his election would lead South Carolina and others to draft and announce ordinances of secession. That, however, is a topic for another discussion and time.