Election of 1864

    Date Event
    Democrats take control of Chicago City Council from Unionists in municipal elections
    Before a massive crowd in Ohio, Congressman Vallandigham denounces the war and President Lincoln
    In municipal elections, Unionists wrest political control of Des Moines, Iowa from Democrats
    In the early morning hours, soldiers arrest Ohio Congressman C. L. Vallandigham at his home in Dayton
    Large and angry crowds gather in Cincinnati, Ohio to protest the arrest of Congressman Vallandigham
    - A Military Commission tries Clement Vallandigham in Cincinnati for "disloyal sentiments and opinions"
    Congressman Clement Vallandigham applies for a writ of "Habeus Corpus" in a Cincinnati court
    Congressman Clement Vallandigham denied a writ of "Habeas Corpus" in a Cincinnati court
    President Lincoln banishes Congressman Clement Vallandigham to the Confederacy
    Indiana's Democrats hold a mass meeting at their convention in Indianapolis
    War Democrat John Brough nominated for Unionist Governor of Ohio to face Vallandigham
    The Pennsylvania Democratic State Convention opens in Harrisburg
    In Montpelier, the Vermont Democrats nominate Timothy P. Redfield for governor in the fall elections
    The controversial "Pomeroy Circular"advocating Abraham Lincoln's replacement begins to appear
    In Mobile Bay, Alabama, U.S. naval forces win a comprehensive victory over the Confederate fleet
    - In Chicago, the Democratic Party meets for its national nominating convention
    The Union's Army of the Tennessee captures Atlanta, boosting northern morale and Republican prospects
    The people of Nevada vote on their proposed constitution and statehood
    John C. Frémont withdraws from the presidential election, healing a dangerous split in the Republican vote
    In Philadelphia. the National Union, supporting President Lincoln, scores impressive wins in state and city elections
    Union cavalry General George Custer leads a delegation to present captured battle-flags to the War Department
    From the White House in Washington, President Lincoln proclaims Nevada as the Union's 36th state
    Abraham Lincoln is re-elected as President of the United States and Republicans make sweeping electoral gains
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