Silver colored circular metal pin with circular opening. Mclellan's bust image in black and white inside the opening. His head stlightly to right. G. B. M'CLELLAN in black over his head. FOR PRESIDENT and 1864 with corn stalks pattern raised around edge. Reverse: C. H. Pendelton. Tintype portrait, head slightly to left. Around edge, FOR VICE PRESIDENT. 1864.
George B. McClellan and G. H. Pendleton, 1864 Presidential campaign lapel pin. McClellan/Pendleton was nominated by the Democrats to run against Abraham Lincoln in the 1864 U.S. presidential election.
The 1864 presidential election pitted the incumbent Lincoln against his former general-in-chief, George B. McClellan, whom he had dismissed in 1862. McClellan disagreed with Lincoln’s emancipation policy and thought the original purpose of the war — the preservation of the Union — had been obscured by “other issues.” Lincoln defeated McClellan with 55 percent of the popular vote and 90 percent of the electoral vote.