OUTBREAK OF THE REBELLION

KIMMEL AND FORSTER 1865

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GRAND ALLEGORY OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR MADE THE YEAR IT ENDED

FREEDOM dressed in a slave cap reigns over Capitol Hill between JUSTICE menacing a sword and PRESIDENT-ELECT ABRAHAM LINCOLN gesturing to a prosperous West Coast. Meanwhile, JEFFERSON DAVIS stumps below a palm tree (wound with the proverbial snake), dividing the nation in two, while PRESIDENT BUCHANAN sleeps and his Secretary of War robs the Treasury.