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Lincoln’s connections to Amsterdam

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A new movie is focusing attention on Abraham Lincoln and his political skills after being elected to a second term. Lincoln carried both the town of Amsterdam and Montgomery County in 1860. Lincoln trailed General George McClellan by 391 votes in Montgomery County in the 1864 election, although Lincoln did carry the town of Amsterdam by 131 votes that year. Lincoln’s funeral train stopped in Amsterdam at 5:25 p.m. on April 26, 1865, on its ...

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