The election of 1864 was a major test of the American Constitutional system. It was the only presidential election in the US which took place during the American Civil War. Find out about the challenges and rewards for reelecting Abraham Lincoln in the election of 1864.

Ashton Farrell is a park guide at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site. He also has worked at Appomattox Court House National Historical Park and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. He is a native of Gettysburg Pennsylvania, and numerous trips to that battlefield sparked his interest in the Civil War era.