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The election resulted in an overwhelming victory for Lincoln.
He received a majority of over four hundred thousand in the popular vote — a larger majority than had ever been received by any other President up to that time.
He carried not only Indiana, but all the New England States, New York, Pennsylvania, all the Western States, West Virginia, Tennessee, Louisiana, Arkansas, and the newly admitted State of Nevada.
McClellan carried but three states: New Jersey, Delaware, and Kentucky.
The result, as Grant so aptly expressed it in his telegram of congratulation, was a victory worth more to the country than a battle won.
A second time Lincoln stood in front of the great Capitol to take the oath of office administered by his former rival, Salmon P. Chase, whom he himself had appointed to succeed the deceased Roger B. Taney.
The problem of the war was now fast working its own solution.