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Campaign Medal

From the collections of the
Kentucky Historical Society
Accession Number 1988.14.34

Campaign Medal, 1860

7/8" diameter

This bronze medal is a campaign badge for Abraham Lincoln. Voters use tokens, buttons, pins, or medals to support the person they will vote for. This badge was used during the 1860 election. That election was a very important event. For years, the country had been divided over issues like slavery. After Lincoln won, seven states left the Union. The Civil War was about to begin.

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