In Chicago, the Democratic Party meets for its national nominating convention

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The Democratic Convention met in Chicago and nominated resigned General George Brinton McClellan, a "War Democrat" for President and "Peace Democrat" George Hunt Pendleton of Ohio for Vice-President.  The convention's platform, largely influenced by former congressman Clement Vallandigham, did call for an immediate armistice and a negotiated end to the conflict, making the coming election a clear referendum on the continuation of the war.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation
Charles P. Roland, An American Iliad: The Story of the Civil War (New York: McGraw Hill, 2002), 189. 
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Campaigns/Elections
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