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Generals Fremont and Cochrane withdraw from Lincoln era Presidential Campaign...
Item # 678479
September 23, 1864
NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 23, 1864
* Fremont & Cochrane withdraw from the campaign
* Battle of Fisher's Hill ends in victory
* Strasburg, Shenandoah County, Virginia
* General Philip H. Sheridan
The front page has column heading: "THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN", "Gen. Fremont Withdraws from the Canvass", "GEN. COCHRANE FOLLOWS HIS EXAMPLE", "THEIR LETTERS AND EXPLANATIONS", and more. The Fremont and Cochran withdraw removed the danger of a potential split in Lincoln's Republican Party and paved the way for him to be reelected.
Additionally, the front page has war coverage which includes: "THE SHENANDOAH", "Pursuit of Early up the Valley", "Rebels Make a Stand Beyond Strasburgh", "They Hold An Entrenched Hill", "The Army Of the Potomac", "The News of the Victory in the Shenandoah", "Southern News", "Rebel Views of Grant, Sherman and McClellan", "The Military Situation in Georgia", and more.
Eight pages, nice condition.
Commentary: Had Fremont not withdrawn, Lincoln would likely not have been elected, he likely would not have been assassinated, and this issue would likely not be nearly as significant.