A proper family re-union

Dublin Core

Title

A proper family re-union

Subject

Arnold, Benedict,--1741-1801.
Prisons--1860-1870.
Devil--1860-1870.
Libby Prison--1860-1870.
Davis, Jefferson,--1808-1889.
Andersonville Prison--1860-1870.

Description

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. The devil holds a pitchfork and gloats, "I feel proud of my American sons--Benedict and Jeff." Davis, dressed in a bonnet, shawl, and dress (see "The Chas-ed "Old Lady" of the C.S.A.," no. 1865-11), explains to his fellow traitor, "Well, Arnold, the C.S.A. [Confederate States of America] are "done gone" so I have come home." Arnold greets him, "Welcome, Davis! Thou shalt be warmly received by thy father." At the cauldron base, marked "1865," lie two skulls, marked "Libby" and "Andersonville,"--no doubt intended to represent Union victims of the two notorious Confederate prisons Libby and Andersonville. Copperheads writhe on the ground. Near Davis's feet are a bag of "Stolen Gold" and a valise marked with his initials and "C.S.A. 1865."

Creator

Zac, Burgoo

Source

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, American cartoon print filing series, PC/US - 1865.H293, no. 3 (A size) [P&P]

Publisher

American political prints, 1766-1876 / Bernard F. Reilly. Boston : G.K. Hall, 1991, entry 1865-12.

Date

1865

Contributor

Michelle Epps

Rights

Users contributing materials to this site must agree to the following provisions: You confirm that your submission does not violate copyright or other applicable laws, and that appropriate credit has been given to the creator of this item. You give consent to the use of this item (including text, files, and other information) on this website and by its affiliates and partners. You agree to hold harmless the proprietors of this website, as well as its affiliates and partners. Contributors bear sole responsibility for user-generated content.

Coverage

Cincinnati (Ohio)

Contribution Form

Online Submission

No

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Files

Click the Image for Full Size

Collection

Citation

Zac, Burgoo , "A proper family re-union," in Ohio Civil War 150 | Collections & Exhibits, Item #1758, http://www.ohiocivilwar150.org/omeka/items/show/1758 (accessed December 21, 2014).

Social Bookmarking

Special Thanks to Ohio Memory, a joint project of OHS and the State Library of Ohio.