Monthly Archives: July 2016

July 25-26, 1866: Nominating candidates for Congress, radical and otherwise

Governor Joseph W. McClurg of Missouri The New York Times for July 25, 1866 ran a very short squib about the Radicals holding a convention in Missouri, where Joseph W. McClurg was re-nominated. McClurg served three terms in House as … Continue reading

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July 19, 1866: Have to stop our enemies at the polls

Charles D. Drake of Missouri The Cape Girardeau Argus of July 19, 1866 is determined to vote out the Radicals in the upcoming election. The Canvass Has now fairly opened. What our enemies are doing – what evil machinations they … Continue reading

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July 12, 1866: I guess they don’t like the Radicals

The Cape Girardeau Argus seems to be having some trouble filling its column inches, to judge from the amount of bombast stuffed into this item. Shorter version: “The Conservatives held a convention in St. Louis on July 3 and 4, … Continue reading

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July 4, 1866: An Independence day for conciliation.

The New York Times editorial, July 4, 1866. The National Anniversary. Of all the nations of the earth, this alone has its birthday celebration. Of all peoples we alone can point to the day and hour when we became a … Continue reading

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