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Lincoln/Hamlin Campaign Flag, 1860

Lincoln/Hamlin Campaign Flag, 1860

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Hamlin Memorial Library and Museum

Hannibal Hamlin, President Lincoln's vice president, came from Oxford County, which further popularized Republican beliefs in Bethel.

The Lincoln/Hamlin GOP stood for no further extension of slavery and won Bethel's endorsement in 1860.

Throughout the Civil War, Bethel favored Republican candidates by comfortable margins.

Supporting Republican views was Bethel's way of helping to keep in office a president who firmly believed preservation of the Union was the main reason for the war.

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