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Elections 1864 Style: On Track?

This Currier & Ives political cartoon from 1864 recently caught my attention as I was scrolling through the Library of Congress’s online archives. Charactures of Abraham Lincoln and George McClellan, the presidential candidates in 1864, are depicted in conversation, but … Continue reading

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Recruiting The Regiment: The Tale of a Rabbit Conscript?

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: There are some amazing and strange things to be found in the Civil War digitized collections from Library of Congress. Did you ever think you’d see a rabbit in Union uniform? … Continue reading

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Cartooning Contraband: Humor in Harper’s Weekly

ECW welcomes back guest author Cameron Sauers No major battle had yet occurred in May of 1861, but a major military decision had already altered the course of war. Union General Benjamin Butler had decided the fate of three slaves … Continue reading

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1860’s Politics: Context! Context! I Tell You!

As someone who loves the politics of the Civil War just as much as the battles, I have learned a few things that I would like to share as we begin our series of posts about the presidential elections of … Continue reading

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