A man who voted for Lincoln in Fairfax County
Alexandria Gazette, November 9, 1860.
The Alexandria Gazette of November 9, 1860, included a report of abuse of a man who may have voted for Abraham Lincoln for president on November 6. Abraham Lincoln received 1,929 votes in Virginia, most of them in the northwestern counties, but a few men voted for Lincoln in and near Alexandria, and in Prince William County. The published election return for Fairfax County does not record any votes for Lincoln.