Tag Archives: 1860 Election

Marching Societies Transform 1860 Election

Emerging Civil War welcomes back guest author Leon Reed…. The 1860 presidential election aroused more passion than any presidential election before or since. Four regional candidates: former congressman Abraham Lincoln, US senator Stephen Douglas, vice president John Breckinridge, and recently … Continue reading

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“This Momentous Day”: Presidential Elections & Process in 19th Century New York City

These last few weeks I’ve been reading George Templeton Strong’s diaries. The New York lawyer recorded a variety of topics in his extensive volumes; election days and politics often made the pages. Instead of getting into the details of each … Continue reading

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The Patriotism of the 170th…

I’ve always been fascinated with the Ohio National Guard “100 Days” men who were called into service in the spring of 1864 to guard the forts, bridges, blockhouses and railroads, thereby freeing up veteran regiments for the summer campaign. The … Continue reading

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1860’s Politics: Songs For The Campaign Trail

During the past few weeks, we’ve noted some similarities between political campaigns in the 1860’s and the modern era. We’ve learned that mudslinging and “creative insults” aren’t new. We’ve reminded ourselves that Americans are opinionated. There’s one aspect of 1860’s politics … Continue reading

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1860’s Politics: Common Ground? (2nd Edition)

This is a 2nd Edition article. When it was first published, blog readers noticed some historical errors. I removed the pieced, fixed the errors, and now share it again. My sincere apologies for the original mistakes. (Sarah Kay Bierle) In … Continue reading

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1860’s Politics: Campaign Ads for Television?

I was bored one morning and needed some history humor. So…I searched “1860 political” on YouTube. The results were amazing! There were serious lectures and informational videos. And then there were political ads, likely created by students as part of … Continue reading

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