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14. The Civil War -- Part 6
Military and social events took place against the backdrop of the presidential election of 1864.
The presidential contest featured a changed electorate.
The eleven states of the Confederacy did not participate in the addition of three new states.
The National Union Party ticket had Lincoln and Andrew Johnson on it.
George B. McClellan was his former commander.
McClellan was a "War Democrat" and the official platform of the Democratic Party was about negotiating an end to the Civil War.
George H. Pendleton was McClellan's vice presidential nominee.
Lincoln and McClellan each needed at least 116 electoral votes to win the presidency.
He would be given support.
Thanks to William Sherman's capture of Atlanta on September 2, 1864, Lincoln won the election easily.
Lincoln received support from members of the Radical Democracy Party who wanted the end of slavery.
Lincoln defeated McClellan in the popular vote.
Lincoln's victory was more pronounced in the Electoral College.
On March 4, 1865, President Lincoln delivered his inaugural address in front of a crowd of people at the U.S. Capitol.
Hard war was defined by the years of 1864 and 1865.
The effectiveness of the Union's strategy was demonstrated by the destruction of Confederate infrastructure in the West and East.
After the capture of Atlanta in the fall of 1864, William Sherman traveled to the Sea in the winter of 1865 to deliver the gift to Abraham Lincoln.
As Sherman moved into the heart of the Confederacy in South Carolina in 1865, his path of destruction became even more destructive.
Columbia, South Carolina, and the capture of Charleston brought the war to the birthplace of independence.
Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865, ending major Confederate military operations.
The end of legal slavery happened in 1865.
Ex-slaves were often Wikimedia.
The camps were disease-ridden.
The Republican Reconstruction program of guaranteeing black rights ended after the war.
After 1865, most black southerners continued to work on plantations, even though they faced public segregation and voting discrimination.
The effects of slavery continued after they were abolished.
America was once again territorially united as battlefields fell silent in 1865, after the question of secession had been answered.
The Civil War created more questions than answers.
Soldiers from the north and south returned home with broken bodies, broken spirits and broken minds.
Plantation owners did not have labor.
African Americans had no land after being freed.
Legal marriage, family reunions, employment, and fresh starts were some of the possibilities former slaves faced.
The battles for the peace were just beginning after the war was over.
Content contributions by Thomas Balcerski, William Black, Frank Cirillo, and Matthew C. were included in the edited chapter.
NoTeS to Ter 14 1.
The Lincoln Papers are from the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
The Civil War's Ragged Edges were the subject of Weirding the War.
The CIvIl War was written by Clinton, Catherine and Silber.
The Ordeal of Combat was the subject of The Union Soldier in Battle.
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