[New York? 1864]. Carte-de-visite print, oblong 4" x 2-3/8." Very Good.
At a gravestone on which is printed, "In memory of the Union Heroes who died in a useless war," a wounded and utterly defeated Union soldier and a proud, energetic Confederate soldier shake hands. Flags of the United States and the Confederacy flank the scene.
The United States flag, hanging upside down with several lines of text, reads in part : "Tenn.| Virginia| Murfreesboro| Morris Island| Emancipation of the Slaves| Fort Wagner S.C., Chattanooga Tenn.| Lookout Mountain Tenn.| New Orleans. . . Vicksburgh| Hilton Head, Fort Donelson| Marietta... Georgia| Mississippi River. Bermuda Hundred."
The Confederate flag prints 'Slavery" and "Treason' in the left top corner; and these lines over the stripes: "Guerrilla Warfare, Barbarities Fort Pillow Lawrence Starving Yankee Prisoners No Quarter. Chambersburg Yankee Killers, Murderers Bayoneting the Wounded Sleeping."
Nast forcefully condemns the Democrats' virtual surrender to slavery and the rebels. This image appeared in the September 3, 1864, issue of Harper's Weekly. Item #39375