1874 · [Harrisonburg, Va.
O'Ferrall would not win election to the House of Representatives until 1884; he then served four consecutive terms and went on to become Virginia's governor. In this losing battle, he touts his Civil War credentials, recalling that he resisted "the most violent abuse and warfare against my people and section that the fertile mind of Horace Greeley could invent and wage." For this reason, he refused to support Greeley's presidential bid in 1872; and could not bring himself to support Grant. He rebuts the slanderous charge that he is "in affiliation with the Republican party" and puts forth his record that he is "true to Virginia."
The last line of the broadside reads: "PLEASE POST UP CONSPICUOUSLY."
Hummel 5284 . OCLC 26118745 . Not in Haynes. (Inventory #: 24877)