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Senator Johnson of Tennessee

Source: The Library of Congress

Andrew Johnson was serving as a U.S. Senator from Tennessee when the southern states formed the Confederacy in 1860. He was the only southern Senator to remain in the U.S. Senate. In keeping with his pro-Union views, he opposed the formation of the Confederacy. This earned him many enemies among Democrats, but gained him immediate respect among many Northerners.

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