Civil War - Governor David Tod Mansion

Title

Civil War - Governor David Tod Mansion

Subject

Civil War

Description

At the beginning of the Civil War, David Tod, a Democrat, joined the pro-Union alliance between the Republican Party and Ohio's War Democrats. The newly established National Union party supported David Tod in a successful bid for Ohio Governor in 1862.

During his tenure as governor, Tod lived at 530 E. Town Street in Columbus. The Tods entertained then-Senator of Tennessee, Andrew Johnson, later Vice President and President after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in 1865. David Tod lost his bid for re-election in 1864.

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governordavidtodmansion.jpg

Citation

“Civil War - Governor David Tod Mansion,” Teaching Columbus, accessed September 25, 2017, http://teachingcolumbus.omeka.net/items/show/162.