NP: November 11, 1864 The Bedford Inquirer: 210th PA and 3/2/V/AotP Election Results, November 1864

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in November 1864

CAMP NEAR PETERSBURG, Va.,
Nov. 8, 1864.

The vote of the Brigade [3/2/V/AotP] is as follows1:

………………………………………….Lincoln                 McClellan

157th [PA] Regiment        58                          11

190th [PA] Regiment        150                       55

191st [PA] Regiment         122                       70

210th [PA] Regiment        261                       186

…………………………………………..591                       322

…………………………………………..322

Lincoln’s majority             269

Our [210th Pennsylvania] Regimental vote stands thus:

………………………………………….Lincoln                 McClellan

Company A                        18                          34

Company B                        14                          27

Company C                        19                          14

Company D                        27                          25

Company E                        27                          14

Company F                        33                          14

Company G                        52                          13

Company H                        24                          18

Company H                        74                          18

Company I                         30                          12

Company K                        17                          15

…………………………………………..261                       186

…………………………………………..186

Lincoln’s majority             75

I saw no electioneering whatever, and but few of the men voted an open ticket or boasted on what side they intended to vote. There seemed to be no external influence used whatever. The men were quiet and orderly-no drinking, nor its consequence (fighting) nor betting being observable anywhere. In fact, people at home may copy from the soldiers’ method of conducting an election. In our Company we lost three Lincoln votes by their being on picket duty and other duty at a distance from the regiment. As there was not a solitary McClellan man thus circumstanced, it took just so many from our company’s majority.

Lt. H[osea]. Hudson.2,3

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Source/Notes:

  1. SOPO Editor’s Note: Unlike many of the Pennsylvania “high number” regiments, the 210th Pennsylvania was placed in the veteran Third Brigade, second Division, Fifth Corps, Army of the Potomac, which included the remnants of the famous Pennsylvania Reserves in the 190th and 191st Pennsylvania regiments.
  2. Gayley, Alice J. “210th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers Company C.” 210th Pennsylvania Volunteers, Company C Muster Rollwww.pa-roots.com/pacw/infantry/210th/210thcoc.html.
  3. “Camp near Petersburg, Va.” The Bedford Inquirer (Bedford, PA), November 18, 1864, p.3, c.3.

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