Statistics for occurrence #1 of “H. W. Walter” in chapter 1 of Colonel Charles E. Hooker, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.2, Mississippi:
...unted by a joint convention of the two houses of the legislature on Thursday, the 10 day of November, 1859, show that the total vote cast was 44,882.
Of this number, John J. Pettus received 34,559; H. W. Walter , 10,306; scattering 15.pettus majority, 24,253.
Mr. Lincoln and Mr. Hamlin having been elected, Governor Pettus convened the legislature in extraordinary session, saying in his message that he ha...
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