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Young woman, appointed as major by Jeb Stuart, on horseback.

Editorial cartoon shows three caricatured Copperheads advancing on Columbia who holds a shield labeled "Union" and a sword. Although Clement Vallandigham was one of the leading members of the Copperhead Party, it doesn't appear that he is among those…

A biting cartoon showing Confederate president Jefferson Davis in league with both the devil and Revolutionary War traitor Benedict Arnold. Arnold and Davis stir a cauldron of "Treason Toddy," a brew into which the devil drops miniature black slaves.…

This political cartoon illustrates that the true enemy to the Union were the Copperheads of the North.

Cartoon shows a delegation of Copperheads entreating a Southerner to return to the Union.

The National Union Convention met in Philadelphia in August 1866 to create a political party that would back President Andrew Johnson's Reconstruction program and to elect a new Congress. Here, the convention is portrayed as a gathering of muzzled…

An anti-Lincoln satire, showing the Republican incumbent and his supporters menaced by giant "Copperheads" (Peace Democrats). After a speech on May 1, 1863, asserting that the Civil War was being fought to free blacks and enslave whites, not to save…

An election year cartoon measuring Democratic candidate McClellan's military failures against the recent successes of his successor, Ulysses S. Grant. At right Grant, portrayed as a bulldog wearing a collar labeled "Lieut. General" and epaulets, sits…

Political cartoon depicting Union soldiers in Andersonville prison compared with the rebel leader, Jeff Davis at Fortress Monroe. This wood engraving was completed by Thomas Nast, a German-born cartoonist, who would later become known for his…