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Dear Ellen,

On April 2nd, we, the Union army, stormed through the Confederate capital, Richmond, Virginia. The feeling of burning and stomping down the heart of the Confederacy was exhilarating. The officials in the Confederacy government ran, leaving the sought-after city for our taking. For the first time, I felt truly happy to be a part of this bloody war. The tide of the war had turned. Four days later, we surrounded Lee's army at Saylor's Creek, outnumbering the Rebs 5-to-1, and inflicting 6,000 casualties. Lee still has 3/4 of his army left, but he is expected to surrender to Grant soon. Soon I will be back home in Pennslyvania in a united Union. I will be able to see you and the 3 kids for the first time in years.

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1864 Campaign Poster. McClellan has a clear advantage in war experience over Lincoln and expresses that difference through his campaign poster.

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August 3, 1863

Recently I wrote the Harrison Landing letter, a letter of advice to Lincoln. I wrote that local citizens and their property should not be destroyed or brought into the war, the issue of slavery should not be forced upon the people and that the union must be preserved at all costs. By taking a conservative approach to the war, by sticking to the constitution and not forcing issues such as slavery on people, the war will hopefully not create a deeper rift between the north and south, or even just in the north. In order to keep our armies intact and our northerners on our side, we must not make radical or controversial decisions that will put the U.S. at risk.

This letter made me popular as the Democratic nominee for the 1864 presidential election, where I would be running against none other than Lincoln. Now, well into 1863, I am considering running for President. Hearing of this news, Lincoln is afraid I will win, but I am afraid the war has split the north on the issue …

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Mrs. Cornelius’s Molasses Apple Pie

5 green apples, peeled and sliced
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup molasses

Line a pie pan with an uncooked pie crust. Fill with sliced apples, nutmeg, cinnamon, and molasses. Cover with a lattice crust and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

In the winter of 1861, I got a serious illness, ceasing the Union's plans. My supporting wife Ellen and my three kids would come to comfort me during my illness. Ellen, a great cook, would make me feel better through her encouraging words and delicious apple pie. Although it was nearing the end of the apple harvesting season, she would always find fresh, juicy apples to cook into the pie from our expansive garden back in Philadelphia. My wife is the rock of my life, providing me with confidence in the fields of war. Ever since I first laid my eyes on her, I knew I had to get her. Ten marriage proposals later, I won her over from A.P. Hill.

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