Conversations on the Civil War - 1864: Lincoln’s Re-election

John C. (Jack) Waugh, author of numerous books on the Civil War, including One Man Great Enough: Abraham Lincoln’s Road to the Civil War (Harcourt, 2007), joins  Dr. Edgar for a public conversation about the Civil War, specifically the re-election of Abraham Lincoln in 1864. The presentation was recorded at the University of South Carolina’s Capstone Conference Center, in Columbia, on January 21, and was part of the series “Conversations on the Civil War, 1864,” presented in January and February, 2014. The series is sponsored by the USC College of Arts and Sciences.

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The Campaign | Walter Edgar's Journal
The Campaign | Walter Edgar's Journal

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In this first segment on President Abraham Lincoln’s re-election in 1864, Dr. John C. “Jack” Waugh discusses Lincoln’s campaign, and the deep divisions within the Republican Party, despite their...
Lincoln's Challengers | Walter Edgar's Journal
Lincoln's Challengers | Walter Edgar's Journal

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In this segment, Dr. Waugh discusses Lincoln’s challengers during the election of 1864, and how he handled them. His opponents include the “Copperheads,” the “Cleveland 400,” and General Benjamin...
Could Soldiers Vote? | Walter Edgar's Journal
Could Soldiers Vote? | Walter Edgar's Journal

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One issue Union soldiers faced during the 1864 election was whether or not they would be able to vote. Dr. Waugh discusses a new innovation which started during the Civil War: soldiers being able to...