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Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) National Union Ticket. ... Lincoln and Johnson. "The Union Forever" [election]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07178 Author/Creator: Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Place Written: Philadelphia Type: Broadside Date: 1864 Pagination: 1 sheet 110 x 79 cm 50 1/2 x 35 1/2 in

Summary of Content: Large broadside printed in red and blue inks, with large flag in center and mottons on the side: "The Union forever, Hurrah boys, Hurrah! Down with Traitors, up with the Stars" (left) and "And we'll rally 'round the Flag, boys, rally once again, / Shouting the battle-cry of freedom" (right). A pointing hand notes "Be careful and examine your tickets." Printed by King and Baird.


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarPresidentElectionPoliticsGovernment and CivicsAmerican FlagMusic

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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