National Union Party Presidential Election Campaign Card, 1864

Summary

In 1864, incumbent President Lincoln and former Democrat Andrew Johnson ran on the National Union Party ticket--so named to attract War Democrats and Border State Unionists who would not vote Republican. After a gloomy summer of Union defeats and casualty lists, Lincoln's re-election hopes seemed slim. But, finally, several Union victories gave him enough support to win the election.

In 1864, incumbent President Lincoln and former Democrat Andrew Johnson ran on the National Union Party ticket--so named to attract War Democrats and Border State Unionists who would not vote Republican. After a gloomy summer of Union defeats and casualty lists, Lincoln's re-election hopes seemed slim. But, finally, several Union victories gave him enough support to win the election.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Ink

Technique

Engraving (Printing process)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 2.375 in

Width: 3.75 in

Inscriptions

Beneath portraits: ABRAHAM LINCOLN./ A. JOHNSON

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