The soldier is clearly is
confederate, as he has the distinctive CSA belt buckle. In the
background, another soldier can be seen tugging at the head of another dead
or dying union soldier. The implication is clear that the down union
soldier is about to suffer the same fate at the first. In the background,
another soldier appears to be tied to a tree, no doubt about to suffer the
This central image has a
banner below titled, "Southern Chivalry: Dedicated to Jeff Davis. The banner
is over a skull and cross bones motif, which has labeled "Yankee Bones", and
The upper left image shows
more alleged Rebel atrocities. A union soldier is pictured tied to a
tree, and being executed by a firing squad of hillbilly looking soldiers.
This image is captioned, "Murder of Two of Platt's Zuaves, 34th Ohio." This
image is captioned, "Pea Ridge".
Below that image is one
which shows Rebels which look like Indians scalping down union soldiers.
The Rebels are pictured dancing with their "trophies". Another
image shows Rebel raiders shooting into a US supply wagon.
In the lower left is an
image of chaos as wounded are being thrown from wagons. The image is
captioned, "Throwing Sick and Wounded US Soldiers in the Road to Die".
In the upper center of the
leaf is pictured a small medallion labeled "Rebellion and Slavery".
Pictured on the medallion is lucifer. Around the devil are
images of Negroes being driven south, and Rebels firing on a Union hospital.
IN the upper right is an
image of Rebel Women gloating and celebrating over dead union soldiers.
To the right of the leaf is a picture of Rebels bayoneting wounded soldiers,
and in one case a confederate soldier is cutting the throat of a union
In the lower right is an
image captioned, "Massacre of Negroes at Murfreesboro Pike". This shows
Confederate Soldiers hilling black men, women and children.
This image by Thomas Nast
is clearly very powerful propaganda for the Northern Cause.