The Civil War in 1864
Gettysburg National Military Park Mid-Winter Lecture Series 2014
Today's Program: Little Mac versus Honest Abe: Abraham Lincoln, George McClellan, and the Election of 1864, with Chris Gwinn.
By the summer of 1864 Abraham Lincoln's chances of being elected to a second term seemed bleak. The end of the war was nowhere in sight, members of his own cabinet eyed the presidency for themselves, and George McClellan stood poised to triumph in the fall elections. The fate of the Union rested not on the battlefield, but with the ballot.
This series of free, one-hour programs begins at 1:30 p.m., in one of the theaters at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center. Additional lectures will take place on weekends through March 9 and are free of charge. Full schedule available by calling 717-334-1124 x 8023 or by visiting www.nps.gov/gett