1864 Republican National Convention

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1864 Republican National Convention
1864 Presidential Election
Abraham Lincoln by George Peter Alexander Healy.jpg Andrew Johnson portrait.jpg
Lincoln and Johnson
Date(s) National Union
June 7-June 8, 1864
City Baltimore, Maryland
Front Street Theatre
Independent Republican
May 31, 1864 in Cleveland, Ohio
Presidential nominee Abraham Lincoln of Illinois
(National Union)
John C. Frémont of California
(Independent Republican)
Vice Presidential nominee Andrew Johnson of Tennessee
(National Union)
John Cochrane of New York
(Independent Republican)
1860  ·  1868

The 1864 National Union Convention, the presidential nominating convention of the National Union Party of the United States, took place from June 7 to June 8, 1864 in Baltimore, Maryland.

There were two rival Republican conventions in 1864. The first was by a group of radicals upset with Lincoln's position on the issues of slavery and post-war reconciliation with the southern states. They met in Cleveland, Ohio and nominated John C. Frémont for President on May 31, 1864, adopting the name Radical Democracy Party.1 This 1864 fission in the Republican Party divided the party into two factions: the anti-Lincoln Radical Republicans, who nominated Frémont, and the pro-Lincoln Republicans. Frémont abandoned his political campaign in September 1864, after he brokered a political deal in which Lincoln removed U.S. Postmaster General Montgomery Blair from office.

The 1864 National Union Convention was held in Baltimore, Maryland, from June 7 to June 8, 1864. It nominated President Abraham Lincoln for reelection, and nominated a War Democrat, Military Governor Andrew Johnson of Tennessee, for Vice President. The ticket was successful in the election of 1864.

See also


  1. ^ "1864: Lincoln v. McCVlellan". HarpWeek: Explore History. Retrieved 2010-05-31. 

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