Elections

Something for the weekend.  The score to the movie Lincoln (2012).  Go here to read my review of this masterpiece.  One hundred and fifty years ago there was little doubt now that Lincoln was going to be re-elected and the

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Republican Party Platform 1864

    Last week we looked at the Democrat party platform of 1864.  Go here to read it.  It was one long attack on the conduct of the War by the Lincoln administration.  Today we look at the Republican platform.

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August 29, 1864: Democrat Party Platform

  The convention of the Democrats in 1864 to nominate a standard bearer for President opened on August 29, 1864 in Chicago.  The convention was badly split between War Democrats and Peace Democrats.  The Peace Democrats were strong enough to

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Lincoln Defeated

If the end brings me out wrong, ten thousand angels swearing I was right wouldn’t make any difference. Abraham Lincoln     During the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the War Between the States, it is time to take

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