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Baker, Lewis & Co. (fl. 1864) The Daily register. [Vol. 2, no. 25 (October 20, 1864)]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05959.66 Author/Creator: Baker, Lewis & Co. (fl. 1864) Place Written: Wheeling, Virginia Type: Newspapers Date: 20 October 1864 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Prints a speech of New York Governor Horatio Seymour in Philadelphia to the democratic meeting about why Abraham Lincoln should not be re-elected in the 1864 presidential election. Prints the democratic ticket of General George B. McClellan. This paper is extremely supportive of McClellan as the Democratic presidential candidate. Also includes an interview between Abraham Lincoln and "loyal Tennesseans." Gives an update on the whereabouts of Union General William T. Sherman's army and other war news.

People: Baker, Lewis & Co., fl. 1864.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Civil War, Military History, Confederate States of America, Democratic Party, Politics, Election, Government and Civics, President, Union General, Union Forces, Sherman's March to the Sea

Sub Era: The American Civil War