National Union Party Election Day Handbill, November 8, 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.

Artifact

Handbill

Date Made

1864

Subject Date

08 November 1864

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

69.145.278

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Ink
Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 6.875 in

Width: 5.125 in

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