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 Posted: Wed Apr 18th, 2012 09:19 am
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The summer of 1864 was a roller coaster for Lincoln thats agreed.  But Grant pinning Lee down at Petersburg and Sherman capturing Atlanta gave a lot of hope to those wanting to see the war through to victory.  I think his reelection showed that the people of the North were now firmly on his side in all this.  Five months after his reelection Lee surrenders.  It gave him a tremendous boost.  One he could have used to fight for his post war plans.

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