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As 1864 began, the North brought its industrial might and superior resources to bear on the South. The Union Navy's blockade choked off supplies, and Union armies overwhelmed Southern industrial centers. New Yorkers, weary from three years of war, joined other Americans in debating the war's conduct during a critical presidential election.


General Philip Sheridan
1831–1888
John Jones, Recordkeeper at Elmira Prison Camp
1817–1900
Lieutenant Colonel Michael Weidrich
1820–1899
Battery I Flag
The Telegraph in the Civil War
Restraining Chain from
Elmira Prison Camp
43rd New York Volunteers Ledger Book
Pro-Republican broadside from the Election of 1864
Relief Societies, Bazaars and Fairs
Raffle Doll



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