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Thomas Nast's Original "Southern Chivalry" Print

There is not much missing Thomas Nast's Union leanings in this dramatic illustration.  It is an original leaf from an 1863 Harper's Weekly.

The central illustration shows a sinister Rebel Soldier with the head of a Union Soldier in his left hand.  In his right hand is a long and nasty Bowie knife

Confederate Soldier

Thomas Nast "Southern Chivalry Dedicated to Jefferson Davis"  (Click on Image for Enlarged View)

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 same fate.

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 "Finger Rings".

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 soldier.

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.

We hope you enjoy this complete Gallery of the Civil War works of Thomas Nast.  We have created this digital archive for the use of researchers and students of Thomas Nast.  Please remember that the digitally enhanced images are Copyright Son of the South Material.  For more information, contact .

A Note to our Readers

We created this Thomas Nast Gallery to digitally preserve Nast's Civil War work for posterity.  We are now making the original, 140 year old leafs available for a price of $250 each.  The proceeds from the sale of the material will enable us to continue to expand the material featured on our site.  Please contact if you are interested in acquiring one of these original leafs.




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