Marx wrote his Manifesto along with Frederich Engels in 1848 simultaniously with a string of revolutions in 18 different places Europe until quashed…the revolutionaries fleeing –some 4,000 Germans known as 48’ers—to America who rallied to the then radical Republican party—formerly the Whig party.
Engels writing to future General Weydemeyer, a communist, stated his belief that the war (between the States) would “doubtless determine the future of
Engels confided to Weydemeyer that one of the preliminaries of a Communist Revolution was the establishment of a “single and indivisible” republic.
He concluded the letter with:
“They considered it an earnest of the epoch to come, that it fell to the lot of Abraham Lincoln, the single-minded son of the working class, to lead his country through the matchless struggle for the rescue of an enchained race and the reconstruction of a social world.