Browsing All posts tagged under »James Buchanan«

Marion Harland recalls some election tunes from 1844

July 31, 2015 by


While I spend considerable time sifting through early literature produced about the antebellum Shenandoah Valley (produced both from within and without the Valley) I’ve also found a favorite author outside the Valley who doesn’t provide perspective on Valley life… but on antebellum life in Virginia. Marion Harland (Mary Virginia Hawes Terhune), in fact, tells more […]

Returns for the 1856 Presidential & 1859 Gubernatorial Vote in the Shenandoah Valley

April 4, 2008 by


Still need the returns for the 1860 Presidential election, but, in the meantime, this is a start. The quick and handy source for information about the 1856 Presidential election returns in Virginia and the 1859 Virginia Gubernatorial returns is The Virginia Civil War Home Page: County Millard Fillmore (Whig) 1856 James Buchanan (Democrat) 1856 William […]


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