Lincoln Nominated to Second Term

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230 P June 8
Baltimore  June 8
Maj Eckert
2 PM Lincoln just
nominated by acclamation
Great joy
W.D. Gentry
Opr Union Com

It’s hard to believe that Lincoln ran a presidential campaign in the middle of such overwhelming events, but I suspect he had slightly less fundraising to do than candidates today. Without the instantaneous news delivery that we have now, folks in the telegraph offices must have been among the first to know when stories like this broke. There are extensive records of the military telegraph preparing for the election, and we’ll post more as we draw closer to November.

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