Fighting For Lincoln: The Wide Awakes

Fighting For Lincoln: The Wide Awakes

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Torch-lit marches down Main Street... at first glance, images like these conjure up some of America's darkest moments. But this wasn't the Klan. These black-clad torch-bearers were the Wide Awakes: a para-military political machine that some say delivered the presidency to Abraham Lincoln.