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1864 October 29: Who Shall It Be? Abraham Lincoln or George B. McClellan?

November 3, 2014

The following material is from the last issue of The Prescott Journal before the election of 1864.  The Journal was very pro-Union Party, but did list the Democratic Party nominees, in smaller type, off to the side.

WORK !  WORK !

But a few days lie between us and the most important election the country has ever seen.

Let every Union man do his whole duty !  Let no vote be lost through your apathy !  Share in the work, that you may rejoice in the victory which waits to crown our efforts !

Finger002  The coming election will strike a final blow—will lay out cold and dead a struggling rebellion ;  or it will pour fresh life and vigor into all its veins.

Who then can pause or hesitate ?
One last great battle for the right—
One short, sharp struggle to be free !
To do, is to succeed—our fight
Is waged in Heaven’s approving sight—
The smile of God is victory !¹
.

Prescott Journal, 10-29-1864

(Pierce County, Wisconsin)

The Union Ticket.

DEMOCRATIC TICKET.

FOR PRESIDENT. FOR PRESIDENT,

ABRAHAM LINCOLN.

GEORGE B. McCLELLAN.
FOR VICE PRESIDENT, FOR VICE PRESIDENT,

ANDREW JOHNSON.

GEORGE H. PENDLETON.
For State Superintendent,
JOHN G. McMYNN.
For Member of Congress, 6th District, For Member of Congress–6th District.
WALTER D. McINDOE. HENRY REED.
For Member of Assembly, for the District For Member of Assembly,
comprising Pierce and St. Croix counties, LYMAN KIDDER.
MARK A. FULTON.

UNION COUNTY TICKET.

COUNTY TICKET.

For Sheriff, For Sheriff,
JAS. WALSINGHAM. THOMAS MAGEE.
For Register of Deeds, For Register of Deeds,
L. L. LEWIS. JOHN BARNES.
For Treasurer. For Treasurer,
WM. H. WINCHESTER. JOS. McCONNELL.
For District Attorney, For District Attorney,
A. H. YOUNG. JAMES W. HILL.
For Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, For Clerk of the Board of Supervisors,
JOHN W. WINN. Z. E. BINNS.
For Clerk of the Circuit Court, For Clerk of the Circuit Court,
L. L. LEWIS. JOHN BARNES.
For County Surveryor,
J. D. TRUMBULL.
For Coroner, For Coroner,
HENRY P. AMES. AARON CORNELISON.

1. “The Duty of the Hour: A Letter from Anna E. Dickinson,” Independent, September 8, 1864.

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