OUTBREAK OF THE REBELLION

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OUTBREAK OF REBELLION IN THE UNITED STATES (KIMMEL AND FORSTER 1865)


A GRAND ALLEGORY OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR

FREEDOM IN A PHYRGIAN SLAVE CAP STANDS ON TOP OF CAPITOL HILL ALONGSIDE THE FIGURE OF JUSTICE (MENACING ITS SWORD) AND 16TH PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN (GESTURING TO THE PROMISE OF THE WEST COAST). MEANWHILE, CONFEDERATE PRESIDENT JEFFERSON DAVIS (STUMPING BENEATH A PALM TREE) DIVIDES THE CONTINENT IN HALF AS OUTGOING 15TH PRESIDENT JAMES BUCHANAN SLEEPS AND HIS SECRETARY OF WAR JOHN FLOYD STEALS FROM THE U.S. TREASURY.

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