OUTBREAK OF THE REBELLION

KIMMEL AND FORSTER 1865

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GRAND ALLEGORY OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR

FREEDOM (dressed in a slave cap) reigns over Capitol Hill alongside JUSTICE (menacing a sword) and PRESIDENT-ELECT ABRAHAM LINCOLN. Meanwhile, JEFFERSON DAVIS (stumping below a palm tree wound with the proverbial snake) divides the nation in two while PRESIDENT BUCHANAN sleeps, his corrupt Secretary of War robs the Treasury, and women and children weep.