In 1864, incumbent President Lincoln and former Democrat Andrew Johnson ran on the National Union Party ticket--so named to attract War Democrats and Border State Unionists who would not vote Republican. After a gloomy summer of Union defeats and casualty lists, Lincoln's re-election hopes seemed slim. But, finally, several Union victories gave him enough support to win the election.


  • Title: "Grand National Union Party for 1864"
  • Creator: Currier & Ives
  • Date: 1864
  • Date Created: 1864
  • Location: United States, New York, New York
  • Subject Keywords: Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875, Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865, Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ), Civil wars, Presidential candidates, Presidential elections, United States presidents, Vice-Presidents, American Civil War, 1861-1865, Lithographs, Prints (Visual works), Portraits
  • Type: Documents
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Print (Visual work)
  • Object ID: 37.91.9
  • Image ID: THF11616
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Edsel B. Ford.

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