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  1. July 26: The “Wide Awakes” Rally for Abraham Lincoln in Hartford – Today in Connecticut History

      1860 proved to be one of the most intense election years in American history, with political tensions over slavery and secession reaching a breaking point. Connecticut’s hotly-contested race for the governor’s seat, pitting Democrat Thomas Seymour against Republican William Buckingham, was viewed as a bellwether for the national presidential election that would take place…

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