Abraham Lincoln was re-elected president in 1864, defeating George McClellan, a former Union Army general. This guide provides access to digital materials at the Library of Congress, links to external websites, and a print bibliography.
Ken Drexler, Reference Specialist, Researcher and Reference Services Division
Created: November 20, 2022
Last Updated: December 1, 2022
In 1864, Abraham Lincoln was re-elected president in the midst of the Civil War. Lincoln defeated Democratic candidate George McClellan, a former Union Army general.
The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of material associated with the presidential election of 1864, including manuscripts, broadsides, prints, political cartoons, sheet music, articles, and government documents. This guide compiles links to digital materials related to the presidential election of 1864 that are available throughout the Library of Congress website. In addition, it provides links to external websites focusing on the 1864 election and a selected bibliography.