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Bryant, William Cullen (1794-1878) The Evening Post. [Vol. 55, no. 91 (November 11, 1864)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08765 Author/Creator: Bryant, William Cullen (1794-1878) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Newspaper Date: 11 November 1864 Pagination: 4 p. ; 79 x 60 cm.

Summary of Content: Announces the re-election of President Abraham Lincoln and lists election returns by state. Also describes plots of Confederate agents in Canada to sink the steamer Michigan and release the prisoners on Johnson's island. Reprints excerpts from General Winfield Scott's biography. Describes the capture of the pirate ship Florida by the Wachusett. Also includes an article on how the poor live in England. Other articles detail Civil War news, local and international news.

Background Information: Bryant became editor of the NY evening post in 1829. He was a strong opponent of slavery and gave support to the emerging trade union movement.

People: Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: ElectionGovernment and CivicsPoliticsConfederate States of AmericaCivil WarMilitary HistoryCanadaSteamboatPrisoner of WarUnion GeneralUnion ForcesPovertyGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsNavyPiratesPrivateeringPresident

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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