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The election of Abraham Lincoln as president in November 1860 was the signal for the rising of the South.
He dined with Abraham Lincoln!
He was influential in securing the nomination of John C. Fremont at the June convention (1856), and of Abraham Lincoln in 1860.
The old court-house in which Abraham Lincoln often practised is still standing.
The Scottish dead in the American Civil War are commemorated in a monument bearing a life-sized figure of Abraham Lincoln and a freed slave.