Tag Archives: George B. McClellan

Mac’s resignation

150 years ago today President Lincoln accepted General McClellan’s Election Day resignation from the army. The Atlas & Argus of Albany New York was a Democratic party newspaper (according to the November 11, 1864 issue of The New-York Times the … Continue reading

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election day forecast

threats at home and from abroad Richmond editors shared some information they said they found in Northern papers about the upcoming Yankee presidential election: the United States government warned about a conspiracy to set fire to Northern cities on November … Continue reading

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just “checker playing,”?

A Democratic paper reported lots of evidence that New York soldiers were voting for General McClellan in large majorities. From a Seneca County, New York newspaper in 1864: The Vote in the Army Are the Soldiers for McClellan? A special … Continue reading

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big purses

Despite the manpower shortage, rotten weather, and the annoying “Yankee invasion”, 150 years ago this week residents of Richmond could look forward to horse races at a local track. Apparently jockeys were exempt from the Confederate draft. From the Richmond … Continue reading

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gunboat politics

The following Democrat article ignores the fact that President Lincoln exposed himself to rebel fire at Fort Stevens – probably imprudent, but not exactly cowardly. From a Seneca County, New York newspaper in October 1864: Who is in the Gunboat … Continue reading

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heads game

From The New-York Times October 24, 1864: … MR. PENDLETON VISITS NEW YORK. Mr. PENDLETON, Democratic candidate for Vice-President, left Cincinnati incognito last Thursday, on a visit to the East. He was in Philadelphia yesterday, and to-morrow will reach New … Continue reading

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spinning victory

Apparently both the Chairman of the Democratic National Committee and a Republican newspaper, The New-York Times, claimed victory in the October 10 or 11, 1864 Pennsylvania state election. And they both saw their victory as a victory for the Union. … Continue reading

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death sentence?

Two years on a Democrat paper sure was not forgiving and forgetting President Lincoln’s sacking of George B. McClellan as commander of the Army of the Potomac. The paper also claimed that Mr. Lincoln would make decisions about General McClellan’s … Continue reading

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what’s a conservative to do?

According to this editorial, if conservatives don’t like change, they should vote for President Lincoln because 1) a change in administrations would mean a huge change in the federal civil bureaucracy and military organization, which Davis and Lee would try … Continue reading

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time to swap horses

Compared to President Lincoln, “none if loyal, can be for the worse”, but General McClellan would make a fine president. From a Seneca County, New York newspaper in October 1864: IMPORTANT LETTER FROM HON – REVERDY JOHNSON – MCCLELLAN THE … Continue reading

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