Conversations on the Civil War, 1864: Lincoln’s Re-election
Friday - February 21, 2014
About This Show
John C. (Jack) Waugh, author of numerous books on the Civil War, including One Man Great Enough: Abraham Lincoln’s Road to the Civil War (Harcourt, 2007), joins Dr. Edgar for a public conversation focusing on the re-election of Abraham Lincoln in 1864. As late as August of that year, Lincoln's prospects seemed grim. Most observers predicted that the failed commander of the Army of the Potomac, George McClellan, would win the presidency, and negotiate a peace with the Confederate States.
The presentation was recorded at the University of South Carolina’s Capstone Conference Center, in Columbia, on January 21, and was part of the series “Conversations on the Civil War, 1864,” presented in January and February, 2014. The series is sponsored by the USC College of Arts and Sciences.