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    George B. McClellan.  McClellan harbored political ambitions from the very outset of the war.  In 1864, after a string of unimpressive performances on the battlefield left him without a command, he took advantage of his newfound free time to campaign for the presidency.  He became the Democratic Party's standard-bearer during a period of profound war-weariness and nearly won the election on the implicit promise of peace with disunion.  The fall of Atlanta and Mobile shortly before Election Day swung the American people back towards Lincoln and ensured the end of the Confederacy.

  • Sorry, that's incorrect
    Answer:

    George B. McClellan.  McClellan harbored political ambitions from the very outset of the war.  In 1864, after a string of unimpressive performances on the battlefield left him without a command, he took advantage of his newfound free time to campaign for the presidency.  He became the Democratic Party's standard-bearer during a period of profound war-weariness and nearly won the election on the implicit promise of peace with disunion.  The fall of Atlanta and Mobile shortly before Election Day swung the American people back towards Lincoln and ensured the end of the Confederacy.

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