To: Grand Old Partisan
Well, Alexander Stevens was a former Whig. However, by and large, the entire South went Democratic after the 1850 Compromise.
By the Civil War, the South was solidly Democrat. The chief exceptions were the blacks and the Appalachian and Ozark Unionists, who voted Republican as soon as they could.
posted on 09/15/2003 8:26:33 AM PDT
by Grand Old Partisan
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