Lincoln Campaign Flag, 1860-1865

McGrath, John H., Mrs.1860

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

This flag was handmade by Lucinda McGrath of Fayette County, Indiana. Her husband, John, carried it in parades supporting Republican candidates Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin in the 1860 presidential election. In 1865, McGrath--carrying this flag--led a group of mourners to meet Lincoln's funeral train as it passed through Indiana en route to its final stop in Springfield, Illinois.


  • Title: Lincoln Campaign Flag, 1860-1865
  • Creator: McGrath, John H., Mrs.
  • Date: 1860/1865
  • Date Created: 1860
  • Location: United States, Indiana, Connersville, United States, Indiana, Cambridge City
  • Subject Keywords: Hamlin, Hannibal, 1809-1891, Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865, Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ), Assassinations, Civil wars, Deaths, Funeral rites and ceremonies, Mourning, Parades, Political campaigns, Political parades & rallies, Presidential candidates, Presidential elections, United States presidents, American Civil War, 1861-1865, Flags
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Flag
  • Object ID: 41.133.1
  • Image ID: THF154151

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