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The Confederate election of 1872 was the second Confederate Presidential election following the end of the Civil War. Only four of the six parties put candidates forward, though the Conservative Party agreed to vote for Democrat John C. Breckinridge in return for their choice of Vice President. The three main candidates were Democrat John C. Breckinridge, Liberal Robert W. Barnwell, and Confederate Nationalist Leroy P. Walker. The Liberal Howell Cobb was originally nominated as the Presidential Candidate from the Liberal Party, but died during the convention, and was replaced by Robert W. Barnwell. The Federalist Party Ticket of Jacob Thompson and Christopher Memminer received no votes. Democratic Party Convention was in Richmond, VA; Liberal National Convention was in New Orleans, LA; Confederate Nationalist Convention was in St. Louis, MO; and the Federalist National Convention was in Mobile, AL. Liberal Robert W. Barnwell won the Presidential Election with just one electoral vote over a majority.
John C. Breckinridge-James Chestnut (Democratic Party)
Robert Woodward Barnwell-Martin J. Crawford (Liberal Party)
Leroy Pope Walker-Francis Lubbock (Confederate Nationalist Party)
Jacob Thompson-Christopher Memminger (Federalist Party)