Outgoing Democratic Congressman Clement L. Vallandigham of Ohio delivers a speech excoriating President Abraham Lincoln’s war policies and calling for peaceful coexistence with the Confederacy.
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Proceedings of the Thirty-seventh U.S. Congress
The U.S. Congress begins debating on how to pay for the war, while the anti-war minority makes its voice heard.
Last-Ditch Compromise Efforts
The U.S. House of Representatives finally approves a compromise measure, but for many it seems too little too late.
McClellan Repudiates His Party’s Platform
September 8, 1864 – Former General-in-Chief George B. McClellan officially accepted the presidential nomination by the Democratic Party. However, he alienated the peace wing of
The 1864 Democratic National Convention
August 29, 1864 – Delegates assembled at Chicago to nominate an opponent for Abraham Lincoln, but they were split over how to deal with the
The 1863 Northern State Elections
October 13, 1863 – Various northern states held elections for local and state offices. Since these states were considered crucial to the war effort, President