Lecture: The 1864 Presidential Election and the Doom of the Confederacy

Monday, November 11, 2019 | 7:15 PM

What: The Western PA Civil War Roundtable Monthly meeting

Date: 11.20.19

Time: 7:30pm-9pm

Where: Edgeworth Elementary School (200 Meadow Ln, Edgeworth, PA 15143)

Title: LECTURE: The 1864 Presidential Election and the Doom of the Confederacy


In August 1864, Abraham Lincoln wrote “This morning, as for some days past, it seems exceedingly possible that this Administration will not be re-elected.  If Lincoln lost the 1864 presidential election, the Confederates believed the incoming president would bring about a conclusion to the war on the sentiment of “The Union as it was”.  As we know, Lincoln was indeed re-elected, but as Wellington said of Waterloo, “It was a close-run thing”.  Come join us as Rea Redd discusses this turning point of the Civil War at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at Edgeworth Elementary School.

Rea Redd is Director of the Eberly Library at Waynesburg University and an adjunct instructor of American History there.  He is the author of The Gettysburg Campaign Study Guide, Volumes One and Two.  Rea Redd’s essay, The Point of No Return: Turning Points Within the 1864 Presidential Election and the Doom of the Confederacy, was published in 2018 by the Southern Illinois University Press

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