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Becker, Joseph (1841-1910) The Presidential Election, Nov. 8 - Scene at the Polls in the Army of the Potomac - Soldiers Voting

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08593 Author/Creator: Becker, Joseph (1841-1910) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Newspapers Date: 3 December 1864 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Shows soldiers voting in the presidential election of 1864. A Union poster is hanging on the voting tent. Sketched by the artist Joseph Becker. Extracted from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, New York, of 3 December 1864, page 172. Contains additional unrelated printing on verso.

People: Becker, Joseph, 1841-1910.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Civil War, Military History, Union Forces, Government and Civics, President, Election

Sub Era: The American Civil War