Tag Archives: Civil War Politics
Democratic Party Poster for the 1864 election supporting McClellan and Pendleton (Image via Wikipedia)

McClellan or Lincoln? An Irish-American View of the 1864 Presidential Election

Today citizens of the United States go to the polls to elect their President. In that context it is interesting to look back at the key 1864 Presidential election, when the fundamental future direction of the country was at stake. Republican¬†incumbent President¬†Abraham Lincoln was being challenged by Democratic candidate George McClellan, and for a long […]

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