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."

Artifact

Ballot

Date Made

1864

Subject Date

08 November 1864

Creators

Unknown

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

88.0.310.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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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