The 1880 presidential election saw Ohioan James A. Garfield and his running mate, Chester A. Arthur, defeat Civil War General Winfield Scott Hancock and William Hayden English. Arthur would become president in 1881, following the assassination of Garfield. Garfield & Arthur campaign ribbon from Heritage Auctions (HA.com) Civil Wars, Auction, Hayden, 1880 Presidential, Defeated Civil, Arthur Campaigns, General Winfield, 1880 S Silk, Campaigns Ribbons
"Winfield Scott Hancock - The Bird to Bet On!" This unusual 1880 rebus cartoon - a “hand” holding a rooster (“cock”) - supports the Democratic presidential candidate, former Civil War General Winfield Scott Hancock, against Ohioan James A. Garfield. Unfortunately for The Bird, Garfield and his running mate, Chester A. Arthur, were victorious in the election.
President Chester A. Arthur - became President when President James Garfield was assassinated.