Lincoln's bid for reelection in 1864 faced serious challenges from a popular opponent and a nation weary of war. For a good part of 1864 -- the year he faced reelection -- Abraham Lincoln had little faith that he would win or even be renominated.
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Ayers, Edward L. "The Tide is Setting Strongly Against Us." American Heritage, 59:4 (2010): 58-59.