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.
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Washington in Isolation
President Lincoln’s call for troops is enthusiastically answered, but getting them to Washington is another matter.
Lincoln Briefly Sidesteps Business
President-elect Abraham Lincoln leaves Springfield for a quick visit with his stepmother and family in Coles County, Illinois.
The 1864 Elections: Aftermath
November 10, 1864 – President Abraham Lincoln delivered a speech to serenaders after his reelection was confirmed. Although all returns had not yet been received
The 1864 Elections
November 8, 1864 – Abraham Lincoln won reelection, thus ensuring that the war to destroy the Confederacy and reunite the Union would continue. The presidential
The Niagara Peace Talks
July 5, 1864 – Influential newspaper editor Horace Greeley begged President Abraham Lincoln to meet with Confederate agents who were supposedly willing to discuss ways