How the war commenced, and how near it is ended : Who commenced the war? One "lie well stuck to" is that told by the Peace Democracy, that the administration of Mr. Lincoln is responsible for the war in which the country is involved. We have this asserted in the Chicago platform; we have it reiterated daily in the Copperhead presses and by Copperhead speakers. ..

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  • Campaign circular published by the Republican Party's national committee, in answer to the Democratic assertion, in 1864, that President Lincoln's administration was responsible for causing the war. "We have shown unmistakably who commenced the war. It must be apparent to all that the government has thus far a decided and preponderating advantage. The end cannot be doubtful."
  • Includes a wood-engraved map of the southern United States depicting those portions of the Confederacy that had been conquered by Union armies.
  • Text in two columns; printed area measures 43.0 x 26.1 cm.
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