"The Rise and Fall of the Pro-Slavery
"; speech given by
John Jay (the grandson of Chief Justice Jay) on Nov. 5, 1860,
in support of Lincoln
Westchester in 1860 was somewhat divided in character, with the northern part being more rural and the southern part, because of its proximity to New York City, more cosmopolitan. Though this division is an oversimplification, it is useful to keep in mind when considering that the history of Westchester during the Civil War is not a unified story. Citizens of Westchester divided both politically and morally over slavery, over Lincoln, and over enlistment.

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