16th September 1864: “They report the Lincoln officers in the army as very uneasy.”

Item Description: An article under “War News” from the Weekly Standard in Raleigh, NC describes news of the presidential election in the north, as well as troop movement.




Citation: Weekly standard. (Raleigh, N.C.), 16 Nov. 1864. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045706/1864-11-16/ed-1/seq-1/> A copy is in the North Carolina Collection.



From Richmond and Petersburg.
There has been no change in the two armies since our last.

A telegram from Petersburg of the 9th says that
the Yankee videttes report that on Tuesday last
Warren’s 5th corps voted for McClellan for Presi-
dent overwhelmingly, and that the army of the Po-
tomac has done the same thing throughout They
say New York City gave him 40,000 majority, and
Kentucky has gone for him by an immense vote.
They report the Lincoln officers in the army as
very uneasy.
The Yankee pickets in front of Richmond states
that a telegram has been received at their head-
quarters, announcing the capture of the Privateer,
Florida, off the coast of San Salvador.
Nothing additional from Wilmington or Georgia,
except the statement in the Macon Telegraph that
the federal garrison at Atlanta has been largely re-
inforced recently, and the trains are running through
from Chattanooga. It is rumored that Gen. Thom-
as, with 40,000 men is confronting Gen. Hood, and
that Sherman has four corps in Atlanta.


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