Wilber Wightman Gramling Diary, 1864-1865 (Page 3 of 7)

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Lincoln Letters

Lincoln Letters

Wilber Wightman Gramling Diary, 1864-1865

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Monday, Nov. 7, 1864. Weather fair and very pleasant. It is very changeable. One day freezing, the next almost boiling, comparatively. No new dispatches today. Tomorrow is looked upon as the great day. General impression is that it will be a close run between Abe and Mc. [2]

Tuesday, Nov. 8, 1864. Nothing has occurred today more than usual. Far as I know, it is quite still for election day. Generally thought that it will be a close run between Abe and Mc, rather than in the latter’s favor.

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 1864. It is reported that Lincoln is ahead as far as known. Little hopes of an exchange. Heath good. Weather fair and quite pleasant.

Footnotes

[2] The presidential election of 1864 between Lincoln, the National Union or Republican candidate, and General George B. McClellan, the nominee of the Democratic Party.

Additional: Wilber Wightman Gramling lived in Leon County, Florida, and enlisted in Company K of the Fifth Florida Infantry Regiment at Tallahassee on February 20, 1862.