Abraham Lincoln calls upon new General-in-Chief George B. McClellan, who refuses to see him. This symbolizes the evolving relationship between Lincoln and McClellan.
President Lincoln’s call for troops is enthusiastically answered, but getting them to Washington is another matter.
President-elect Abraham Lincoln leaves Springfield for a quick visit with his stepmother and family in Coles County, Illinois.
November 10, 1864 – President Abraham Lincoln delivered a speech to serenaders after his reelection was confirmed. Although all returns had not yet been received
November 8, 1864 – Abraham Lincoln won reelection, thus ensuring that the war to destroy the Confederacy and reunite the Union would continue. The presidential
July 5, 1864 – Influential newspaper editor Horace Greeley begged President Abraham Lincoln to meet with Confederate agents who were supposedly willing to discuss ways