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Letter, George R. Price, Vermont, Fulton County, Illinois, to Abraham M. Price, New Winchester, Crawford County, Ohio, 1863 October 29

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 9
Identifier: MSN/CW 5110-9

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George Price is keen to discuss the recent defeat of Clement Vallandigham, a prominent Copperhead and anti-war Democrat, in the Ohio gubernatorial race: "Vallanaigham is beaten by a large majority but we all know it was not done fairly a great portion of the majority being made up by importing votes[.]" He continues to disparage Lincoln and African Americans, while holding out hope that "fortunes wheel may yet turn Democracy on top and then let them look out and clear the track for the Copperheads will be coming like a thousand bricks[.]" Geroge also summarizes his brother Joseph's harrowing account of the recent "big fight at Chickamauga[.]" (Note: Vallandigham, who had been exiled to the Confederacy earlier in 1863, ran for governor from Canada. It was not uncommon for Vallandigham's supporters to attribute his loss to an unfair election).


  • Creation: 1863 October 29

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