McClellan Ballot, 1864

Democratic ballot for George McClellan
Lincoln had good reason to doubt his chances for reelection. No president since Andrew Jackson in 1832 had won a second term.
The Democratic Party nominated Gen. George McClellan, whom Lincoln had removed from command. McClellan ran on an anti-Lincoln and anti-Emancipation Proclamation platform and left open the possibility of a negotiated peace with the South.
As the election approached, Union triumphs on the battlefield helped propel Lincoln to victory. He declared the election results a mandate to press on for an unconditional victory and a constitutional amendment to end slavery.
Gift of Ralph E. Becker, 1974
Currently not on view
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McClellan, George B.
Pendleton, George H.
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United States: Ohio, Montgomery county
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
white with black type (overall color)
overall: 10 1/2 in x 3 1/8 in; 26.67 cm x 7.9375 cm
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Political Campaigns
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National Museum of American History