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John Martin: Expert Observer

Intro: pages 129-142

The final pages of Scrapbook 3 continue the story of the 1872 presidential campaign -- the contest between Ulysses S. Grant, a Republican, and Horace Greeley, a Democrat/Liberal Republican.

Martin strongly disliked Greeley, a former Radical Republican, because Martin believed Greeley was giving in to demands and interests of the former Confederates.

Included are references to:

  • Grant-Wilson rally at Augusta
  • Portland Iron Men
  • Tanners
  • "Good Bye Liza Jane"
  • U.S. Grant song
  • Gilman Townsend
  • 1872 election results
  • Death of Horace Greeley
  • Irish National Movement
  • Hannibal Hamlin