Lincoln Campaign Flag, 1864
- associated person
- Lincoln, Abraham
- Johnson, Andrew
- Campaign flag supporting Republican candidates Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson.
- Lincoln had good reason to doubt his chances for reelection. No president since Andrew Jackson in 1832 had won a second term.
- The Democratic Party nominated Gen. George McClellan, whom Lincoln had removed from command. McClellan ran on an anti-Lincoln and anti-Emancipation Proclamation platform and left open the possibility of a negotiated peace with the South.
- As the election approached, Union triumphs on the battlefield helped propel Lincoln to victory. He declared the election results a mandate to press on for an unconditional victory and a constitutional amendment to end slavery.
- Gift of Ralph E. Becker, 1974
- Currently not on view
- by 1864
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- banner, flag
- Physical Description
- cotton (overall material)
- red; white; blue; black (overall color)
- overall: 11 in x 8 in; 27.94 cm x 20.32 cm
- Related Publication
- Rubenstein, Harry R.. Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life
- National Museum of American History
- Political Campaigns
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