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    • Your Plan and Mine

    • United States--Politics and government; McClellan, George B.--(George Brinton),--1826-1885; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889
    • The piece depicts two differeing strategies in getting the southern states to obey the law under President Lincoln. Lincoln is holding a bayonet to the chest of slave owner, demanding he submit to the goverment and law of the nation. McClellan is...
    • Trading for coffee and tobacco. Between the fortified lines during a truce. PLATE 35

    • Barter--1860-1870; Military personnel--Confederate--1860-1870; Military personnel--Union--1860-1870; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Military life
    • Some men from both the Confederate and the Union are trading for goods such as coffee and tobacco. The scene behind them is strewn with tree stumps, as the wood has been used for fires and fortification. In the distance, groups of men and clouds of...
    • The True Peace Commissioners

    • Copperhead movement; Democratic National Convention. Lee, Robert E.(Robert Edward) 1807-1870; Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889; Grant, Ulysses S.(Ulysses Simpson) 1822-1885. Sherman, William T.(William Tecumseh) 1820-1891; Sheridan, Philip Henry,...
    • An angered response to false Confederate peace overtures and to the push for reconciliation with the South advanced by the Peace Democrats in 1864. (See also "The Sportsman Upset by the Recoil of His Own Gun," no. 1864-32.) Confederate general...
    • The True Issue or "Thats Whats the Matter".

    • Slavery, abolition, and emancipation; Secession; McClellan, George B.--(George Brinton),--1826-1885; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889
    • In a rare pro-Democrat cartoon presidential aspirant George Brinton McClellan is portrayed as the intermediary between Abraham Lincoln and Confederacy president Jefferson Davis. Gen. McClellan is in the center acting as a go-between in a tug-of-war...
    • The Political "Siamese" Twins The Offspring of Chicago Miscegenation

    • Presidential elections; Politicians; Soldiers; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; McClellan, George B. (George Brinton), 1826-1885; Pendleton, George H. (George Hunt), 1825-1889; Seymour, Horatio, 1810-1886; Vallandigham, Clement L....
    • The unlikely teaming of military leader George B. McClellan with Peace Democrat (Copperhead) George Hunt Pendleton as presidential and vice presidential candidates in the 1864 election is ridiculed here. The artist charges McClellan with disloyalty...
    • The picket line. PLATE 33

    • Guards--1870-1880; Winter--1870-1880
    • A line of soldiers patrol their lean-to camp located in a vast landscape. These soldiers are on picket duty, guarding the area outside of the main camp.
    • The Old Bull Dog on the Right Track

    • Weldon Railroad--1860-1870. Grant, Ulysses S.(Ulysses Simpson) 1822-1885; McClellan, George B.--(George Brinton),--1826-1885; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889; Lee, Robert E.(Robert Edward) 1807-1870
    • An election year cartoon measuring Democratic candidate McClellan's military failures against the recent successes of his successor, Ulysses S. Grant. At right Grant, portrayed as a bulldog wearing a collar labeled "Lieut. General" and epaulets,...
    • The National Game. Three "Outs" and One "Run". Abraham Winning the Ball

    • Baseball. Bates, Edward, 1793-1869; Bell, John, 1796-1869; Breckinridge, John C.(John Cabell) 1821-1875. Douglas, Stephen A.(Stephen Arnold) 1813-1861; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
    • A pro-Lincoln satire, deposited for copyright weeks before the 1860 presidential election. The contest is portrayed as a baseball game in which Lincoln has defeated (left to right) John Bell, Stephen A. Douglas, and John C. Breckinridge. Lincoln...
    • The lull in the fight. PLATE 34

    • Battlefields--1870-1880
    • A group of soldiers are relaxing along a fence during a break in the fight. They are engaging in activities such as smoking, conversing, playing cards, and cooking. Some men appear to be keeping watch while the others enjoy the lull.
    • The Gunboat Candidate at the Battle of Malvern Hill.

    • McClellan, George B.--(George Brinton),--1826-1885. Malvern Hill, Battle of, Va. 1862. United States.--Navy--1860-1870. Galena (Steamer)--1860-1870. United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
    • Democratic presidential candidate George Brinton McClellan is lampooned as an incompetent military leader. He sits in a saddle mounted on the boom of the Union ironclad vessel "Galena." The print recalls two prominent failures in McClellan's tenure...
    • The Dis-United States. Or the Southern Confederacy

    • Politicians; Secession; Slavery; Presidents; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889; Brown, Joseph E.(Joseph Emerson) 1821-1894; Mallory, Stephen R.(Stephen Russell) 1813-1873; Pickens, F. W.(Francis Wilkinson)...
    • The Confederate leaders are portrayed as a band of competing opportunists led by South Carolina governor and secessionist Francis Pickens (far left). The artist criticizes the January 1861 secession of five states from the lower South, following...
    • The Bombardment and Capture of Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post, Ark. Jany. 11th 1863.

    • Armored vessels. Fort Hindman (Ark. McClernand, John A.(John Alexander) 1812-1900; Porter, David D.(David Dixon) 1813-1891; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
    • Depicts 5 Union ironclad ships attacking Confederate fort while Union soldiers stand on the shore. Caption: "By the Gun-boats, commanded by Rear Admiral D. D. Porter, and the Union troops under Majr. Genl. McClernand; the number of Prisoners taken...
    • The Battle of Malvern Hill, VA. July 1st 1862.

    • Malvern Hill, Battle of, Va. 1862; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns & battles. United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Military personnel. United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Casualties. Bayonets.
    • Depicts Union infantry in a bayonet charge with injured Confederate soldies in foreground and Union Army and explosion in background. Caption: "Terrific bayonet charge of the Federal troops and final repulse of the Rebel Army."
    • The Battle of Baton Rouge, La. Aug. 4th 1862

    • Baton Rouge (La.)--History. Armored vessels. Soldiers; Battlefields. Campaigns & battles--Louisiana--Baton Rouge--1860-1870. United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns & battles.
    • Depicts Union and Confederate infantry engaged in combat with injured Confederate soldiers in the foreground and armored ships firing artillery in the background.
    • The "Secession Movement".

    • Southern States; Secession
    • The movement of several Southern states toward secession in early 1861 is portrayed as a doomed enterprise. The artist shows Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana, all represented by men riding donkeys, following the lead of South Carolina...
    • Southern "Volunteers".

    • Confederate States of America. Army; Draft; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
    • The print may have appeared soon after the Confederate Congress passed a national conscription act on April 16, 1862, to strengthen its dwindling army of volunteers. The artist characterizes regular Confederate troops as unsavory, criminal types....
    • South Carolina's "Ultimatum".

    • Fort Sumter (Charleston, S.C. Ordnance
    • In late December 1860 three commissioners from the newly seceded state of South Carolina met with lame-duck President Buchanan to negotiate for possession of Fort Sumter, a federal installation in Charleston Harbor. Buchanan's attempts to stay the...

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