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whose (night) cap?

I have always been thankful for the 19th century investigative report, “A Visit from from St. Nicholas.” First published anonymously in the Troy Sentinel on Dec. 23, 1823, the report was later attributed to Clement Clarke Moore and has become … Continue reading

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“God save the Lieutenant-General!”

From a Seneca County, New York newspaper in May 1864: TO ALL PATRIOTS. – The New York Times proposes that the whole country send up prayers to Heaven for the protection of the great leader of our army, Lieut-Gen. Grant. … Continue reading

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‘elections have consequences’

James S. Wadsworth was the unsuccessful Republican candidatefor New York State governor in 1862. After his defeat he continued to serve in the Union army. He was mortally wounded on May 6, 1864 during the Battle of the Wilderness. He … Continue reading

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boom! boom!

Get the gun out! On November 4, 1862, election day in many states, the Democrat party enjoyed good results in New York state, most notably with the election of Horatio Seymour as governor. Here’s a couple clippings from one or … Continue reading

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Mobilizing the base

November 4, 1862 was election day in New York State. Here a Democrat-oriented newspaper is firing up its readers for the final few days of the campaign. From a Seneca County, New York newspaper in 1862: Onward! Right Onward! FELLOW … Continue reading

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Ebony Idol

Racial Politics in the 1862 Elections From a Democrat-oriented Seneca County, New York newspaper in 1862: Abolition and Amalgamation. These beautious and fragrant twins, – offsprings of the Republican party, have taken a fixed position among the political facts of … Continue reading

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Who would Jeff Davis vote for?

Democrat Horatio Seymour opposed Republican James S. Wadsworth in the 1862 race for New York governor. 150 years ago this week the Republican-leaning New-York Times published an editorial about a month from Election Day. There are three classes of Seymour … Continue reading

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At Club Mac

On September 29, 1862 a group of men in Seneca Falls, New York held an organizational meeting of a McClellan Club. Here’s a report from a Seneca County, New York newspaper in 1862: Organization of a McClellan Club. A large … Continue reading

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