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This collection consists of six letters written by Horace Maynard between 1861 and 1873.
This collection houses a letter written by J. B. Rodgers sent on March 1, 1863 from Washington D.C. to Harry Studley of Illinois. Rodgers details his predicament in not being able to return to his home in Tennessee, where the Confederates have taken his property. He also speculates that the French might support the South, and offers his opinions on Northern politics.
This collection contains a campaign card for George McClellan and Horatio Seymour. It holds the faces of Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and Andrew Jackson, along with McClellan and Seymour as Beacon Lights for American freedom. There is no date, but it is probably from 1864 when McClellan beat Seymour for the Democratic candidacy for president in opposition to Lincoln.
This broadside recommends voting for Andrew Johnson as vice president on the basis of his patriotism and loyalty to the Union. It first lays out the record of his opponent, George H. Pendleton, with all of his votes and speeches against the Union. It then describes Johnson and gives excerpts of several of his speeches, each supporting the government and accusing rebels of treason. It concludes with a final call to choose between these two!!
William J. Crook wrote this letter to his cousin Hattie from Tullahoma, Tennessee on November 12, 1862. He discusses the failure of the Kentucky campaign, the hardships accompanying the retreat, Northern politics, and the future course of the war. He also asks for news of his other cousins.
William J. Crook wrote this letter to his cousin, Hattie Crook, at Columbia Female College in Columbia, South Carolina on May 4, 1864. In it, he describes enemy reconnaissance, discusses the upcoming Northern Presidential election, relates news about family and friends, enumerates his thoughts on marriage, and mentions that the enemy is advancing on Cleveland road.
- Subject: United States -- Politics and government -- 1861-1865. X