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The Burial of Latane - pic.jpg
William D. Washington’s renowned painting, The Burial of Latané, poignantly captured a Confederate memory of the Civil War. The painting depicts the funeral of Confederate Captain William Latané who led Confederate forces to a…

1862-08-22_Lincoln.jpg
Before the war, Abraham Lincoln expressed antislavery sympathies and recorded his hostility to slavery's further expansion, but he opposed abolishing the institution altogether. He continued this stance once elected president. However, as the war…

1862_Thompson.pdf
John Thompson’s celebrated poem, “The Burial of Latané,” epically portrays a Confederate victory at Hanover Courthouse, Virginia. In June of 1862, Confederate General J. E. B. Stuart led the 9th Virginia Calvary in a scouting…

1864_Grant Turning Lee's Flank.jpg
The cartoon caricatured the events of the Overland Campaign and the struggle between General Robert E. Lee and General Ulysses S. Grant that resulted from the campaign. The cartoon depicted Grant grabbing, turning, and then swatting Lee. The Overland…

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This cartoon, published on January 31, 1863, in Harpers Weekly, depicts northern Peace Democrats, including Clement Vallandigham and James Brooks knocking on Confederate President Jefferson Davis' front door. Pompey answers the door and replies, in…

1863-07-01_One of the Effects of the War.jpg
Frank Bellew (1828-1888) was born in India but spent most of his career in New York City. He worked with notable publishers at the time such as Harper’s Bazaar, Harper’s Weekly, and Frank Leslie’s Illustrated. In the cartoon…

1862-03-29_Bull Run Russell in his True Part at Last.jpg
This cartoon references Bombastes Furioso, a “a burlesque tragic opera,” which was popular in the nineteenth century. In Bombastes Furioso, King Artaxaminous wishes to leave his wife for Distaffina, who is betrothed to General Bombaste.…
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