November: November 4, 1862 (152nd anniversary)
Lincoln's Republican Party maintains House control and gains Senate seats, a sign of support for the Emancipation Proclamation.
Solomon Foot was a congressman and U.S. senator from Vermont. Foot served as a Whig in Congress from 1843 until 1847. He joined the Republican party after the disintegration of the Whigs, serving as a senator from 1850 until his death in 1866. At the time of his death he was the senior member of the senate in continuous service.