Republican Rail Splitters of Portland minutes, August to October 1860
For president, Abram Lincoln. For vice president, Hannibal Hamlin
Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division
Middle Street, Portland, Me., 1860
Maine Historical Society/Maine Memory Network
- Maine Historical Society
- The Republican Rail Splitters of Portland, Me., was a campaign club formed for the purposes of supporting Republican candidates in the 1860 presidential election.
- Minutes of the Republican Rail Splitters of Portland meetings. Officers were W.S. Brown, president; H.C. Noyes and Oren Ring, vice-presidents; N.C. Curtis, recording secretary; and J.S. Heald, corresponding secretary.
“The Committee on Uniforms reported progress -- after discussion it was voted to have open torches also the cape proposed by the committee [?] of [?] cloth of a yellow color. Voted that the committee procure samples of capes to be presented at the next meeting.”
(See the NUCMC catalog record)