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Our First Lady

By Eustis Smith on October 17th, 1864

Fair Mary Todd Lincoln had this to say about last night’s Lincoln-McClellan debate:

Wasn’t Abraham the exemplar of horse sense in last night’s debate?

Seven hours is simply not enough time to contain all of that man’s wisdom!

When I met him he could scarcely say boo to a goose, but I just knew he would one day be president.

If I had not thought so, I never would have married him, for you can see he is not pretty.

But let’s keep that between you and me.


If you are as proud of him as I, why not spare him 15 cents — less than the cost of a green turtle soup!

Oh, how I love him so dearly.

You might even say I’m crazy about him.

Mary Todd


Time runs swiftly. Part ways with 15 cents.

Battle tested

By Lincoln for the Union on October 16th, 1864

There’s been a lot of prattle over how the president will perform in tonight’s debate.

Lest you worry he should falter, know that he is battle tested.

Do you recall Stephen A. Douglas?

Yeah, neither do we.

‘A Bull-Dog Grip’

By Eustis Smith on October 16th, 1864


You have to read this message from General Grant:

I’ll be blunt with you.

I’m no politician, and I don’t meddle in the affairs of dandy prats. But I will say this:

Abraham Lincoln is a good man.

He’s had my back at every turn in this war, from Shiloh to Shenandoah.

And tonight, he goes into a battle of his own, with George McClellan, a real ninnyhammer if I’ve ever met one.

So I want to share with you some words our president once shared with me. Words that cast light on me in a time of great darkness.

A tattered telegraph, rain-soaked and smudged, came to me in the bare heat of August, at the vile seige of Petersburg:


That’s the kind of man I want as my president.

My advice to him for tonight’s debate, and my advice to you in these final weeks, is commensurate:

Hold on with a bull-dog grip.

And, for crying out loud, just donate 15 damn cents already.

For the Union,
Gen. U.S. Grant
Commanding General of the United States Army


Powerful stuff.

Battleground states need you

By S.L. Wiley on October 16th, 1864

As important as this election is, there’s another fight that sorely needs your support.

Volunteers from all over are visiting battleground states this Wednesday, to give a few days of service to our Billy Yanks out there.

Here are the details:


What: Opium administration, miscellaneous wound dressing,
minnie ball extraction (bring saws)

Where: Mower Hospital
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

When: Wednesday, October 17th
Shifts start at 5:30 pm


They’d love for you to join them. What do you say — can you make it?

If you can’t make it to Philadelphia, your help is needed in Virginia, Georgia and other battleground states where our boys are clashing with the miscreant separatists.

Just over a fortnight left — let’s do this.

Fired up and ready to …

By Archibald Chauncey on October 14th, 1864


Look at this amazing supporter art we received today from Earl Tyron of Illinois, sole proprietor of Kline Creek Farm:



Well done, Earl. Well done.

We ‚̧ our farmers.

Do you ‚̧ us back?

Our irascible Andrew Johnson

By Abraham Lincoln on October 13th, 1864

How about proud Andrew last night?

His fiery valor stirred you, no doubt, but his quick’d heart is not unfamiliar to me.

I recall our meeting in Congress.

It took but short colloquy to discover our constellation‚ÄĒthat Mordecai Lincoln, my dear great uncle, was the very man to marry Andrew and his fine Eliza.

Andrew reports it best:

Is there any wonder this man is at my side?

Confer upon us a portion of your goods.

I beseech thee.

As ever,


Last night’s debate

By S.L. Wiley on October 12th, 1864

Our proud vice president had this to say to supporters about his debate with George H. Pendleton last night:

I hope I made you proud last night.

George H. Pendleton proferred more of his half-truths and backwards thinking.

I told America that honest conviction is my courage; the Constitution is my guide.

We can either abandon our noblest principles or finish this work we started.

Let’s save the Union. Together.

Will you stand with the president and me?


Well, what do you think?

Can you donate five cents or more to team Lincoln-Johnson?


By Agatha A. Soubirous on October 12th, 1864

President Lincoln just sent this message:

Let’s get Andrew’s back and say thanks.



By Chauncey Hamilton on October 11th, 1864

Don’t miss Andrew as he debates George H. Pendleton this eve.

The Union is counting on you.

Can you contribute to the cause?


Split rails with the president?

By Jeremiah Lechmere on October 11th, 1864

Abraham just sent out an amazing offer to his supporters today.

How would you like to go rail splitting with the great rail splitter himself?

Well, here’s your chance:

Dear friend,

When we launched this campaign, we decided not to take the easy money offered by the big monopolies and robber barons.

Instead, we put our faith in you, and we couldn’t have made a better choice.

I’ll be meeting four of you to split rails with¬†sometime soon.

Growing up in Kentucky, we didn’t have much, but we did have rails to split.

It’s one of my favorite memories of my youth on the frontier, and I can’t wait to share it with you.

Is there anything greater than the crack of an iron wedge bursting into hemlock wood?

In this time of great civil strife, it’s the only kind of rift I can get behind.

I hope you’ll take a minute to¬†contribute, and perhaps we’ll share in fine railsplitting, as we work our way towards healing the Union.

Thank you,



If I were you, I wouldn’t miss out on this.

All it takes is a simple donation of 5 cents or more.

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