1864 Presidential Election Ballot with Union Party Ticket for Dearborn, Michigan

Summary

After a gloomy summer of Union defeats and casualty lists, President Lincoln's re-election hopes seemed slim. But, finally, several Union victories provided the public support to win the 1864 election by a landslide. The phrase "Rally 'round the Flag, boys" was part of a Lincoln-Johnson campaign song modified from the 1862 patriotic song, "The Battle Cry of Freedom."

After a gloomy summer of Union defeats and casualty lists, President Lincoln's re-election hopes seemed slim. But, finally, several Union victories provided the public support to win the 1864 election by a landslide. The phrase "Rally 'round the Flag, boys" was part of a Lincoln-Johnson campaign song modified from the 1862 patriotic song, "The Battle Cry of Freedom."

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8 in

Width: 3.188 in

Inscriptions

At top: WAYNE COUNTY - MICH./ DEARBORN./ FOR THE UNION/ LINCOLN/ & / JOHNSON/ NO COMPROMISE WITH TREASON/ "Rally 'round the flag, boys, rally once again.'/ For Electors of President and Vice-President of the/ United States...

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