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

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08765 Author/Creator: Bryant, William Cullen (1794-1878) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Newspapers Date: 11 November 1864 Pagination: 1

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.

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

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Election, Government and Civics, Politics, Confederate States of America, Civil War, Military History, Canada, Steamboat, Prisoner of War, Union General, Union Forces, Poverty, Global History and Civics, Foreign Affairs, Navy, Pirates, Privateering, President

Sub Era: The American Civil War