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Abraham Lincoln’s Blind Memorandum and the 1864 Election

By late August 1864,  President Abraham Lincoln’s chances for reelection in the November election looked bleak. The military campaigns that looked promising in the spring had bogged down. Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant’s Overland Campaign in...

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Reverdy Johnson: A Constitutional Kind of Guy

The story of Reverdy Johnson is a particularly interesting one if you look at it from the standpoint of a Southerner whose main interest in life was constitutional law, a pursuit that led him...