Montgomery Blair Promoted

Wednesday, January 23, 1861

Future Union general Francis P. Blair Jr. visits Springfield to push the Cabinet aspirations of his brother, Maryland attorney Montgomery Blair, who had been one of the lawyers for Dred Scott. Montgomery would eventually be named postmaster general. Frank Blair tells the press: “The day of compromise is gone, and the day of fighting come.”

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