Write about Presidential Election in Chapter 11 of Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt.
The Presidential election of 1864 occurred during a difficult time for the North. The Union Army had suffered a devastating series of setbacks, the public was weary of war, and there was no resolution in sight. Abraham Lincoln had been nominated for reelection despite the fact that many in his party hated him; many felt that he had no chance of winning, especially as bad news from battlefields around the country continued to pour in.
In August of 1864, George B. McClellan was chosen by the Democratic party to run...
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