Happy Halloween

On October 31, 1863, Harper’s Weekly featured a cartoon by artist Henry Louis Stephens about the controversial campaign of Clement Vallandignham, a leading Peace Democrat or “Copperhead” who was running for governor of Ohio. Under the image it...

Election Day in 1860 & 1864

The following are from The Lincoln Log which shows the daily activities of President Lincoln. Tuesday, November 6, 1860. — Springfield, IL Lincoln spends most of it at his state house office. About 3 P.M. he walks quietly to polling place in courthouse. Crowd...