Tag Archives: Election of 1864

Jonathan White on emancipation and the soldier vote

John Fea’s blog has an interview with Jonathan White, author of the forthcoming book Emancipation, the Union Army, and the Reelection of Abraham Lincoln.  White teaches at Christopher Newport University in Virginia.

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“He has proven himself a most remarkable man”

In late 1863 a newspaper in Lincoln’s home state of Illinois endorsed him as a candidate for re-election, stating, “Mr. Lincoln has done well – much better than any man in the country could have done under the circumstances. He has proven himself a most remarkable man, who sincerely desires the peace and happiness of the people.”  The paper just republished this endorsement from 150 years ago; you can read the entire article by clicking here.

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Election of 1864 in music

American Pioneer Music has released a new album with some very old material.  It’s a collection of campaign songs from the 1864 presidential election, with the original—and in some cases offensive—lyrics left intact.  Check out the album’s website.

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The Lincoln-Johnson Ticket has a new website

When it comes to digital campaigning, it’s better to get in 150 years late than not at all.

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