John C. Fremont issues controversial orders imposing martial law throughout Missouri and authorizing the forced emancipation of slaves.
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Missouri Must Now Take Her Position
Demoralized Federal troops begin a long retreat out of southwestern Missouri after their defeat at Wilson’s Creek.
A Region Distracted with Civil Commotion
Political turmoil and military maneuvering continue in the bitterly divided state of Missouri.
The 1864 Federal Election Campaign
October 31, 1864 – Party unity, statehood for Nevada, and recent military success worked to shift momentum in favor of President Abraham Lincoln’s reelection. As
Lincoln Looks to Unify the Republicans
September 10, 1864 – President Abraham Lincoln worked to reunite the conservatives and Radicals within his Republican Party as the presidential race began heating up.
The Radical Republican Convention
May 31, 1864 – Radicals and other disgruntled Republicans held a convention in Cleveland to nominate a candidate to defeat President Abraham Lincoln’s bid for