04/04/15 10:00am
04/04/2015 10:00 AM

The night before the 1860 presidential election, local activists marched by torchlight through Southold to show their support of Abraham Lincoln. One group of marchers was known as the Mattituck “Wide Awake” Club, which was affiliated with the American Republican Party. They identified themselves with a banner, which still survives and resides at the Southold Historical Society. (more…)