1858 Senate Race

On Monday September 27th, Lincoln arrived in Jacksonville by train from Springfield and was met by large delegations from Morgan, Cass, and Scott Counties. They moved from the depot to the square where Lincoln made one of his sixty-three speeches he had done across the state, contesting for the U.S. Senate. Lincoln was said to have spoken for two and a half hours.

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Northeast corner of Downtown Central Park
Located at approximately 101-151 North Mauvaisterre Street in Jacksonville