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Lincoln Wins Reelection

On November 8, 1864, President Abraham Lincoln won reelection to a second term, defeated General George B. McClellan.  While Lincoln’s reelection chances had initially appeared bleak, Union military vistories in the late summer and fall propelled his party to victory … Full Post

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War and Politics Feed on Each Other as the National Elections Loom

Military operations are conditioned by the approaching Northern Election Campaign.

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A Week of Both Politics and Fighting

The war heats up in state houses and on battlefields.

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A Week of Both Politics and Fighting

The war heats up in state house and on battlefields.

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