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Civil War Victory

This 1865 Thomas Nast illustration celebrates the end of the Civil War and the Union victory.  The print features a number of patriotic images.  In the upper center is a portrait of Ulysses S. Grant, and he is surrounded by a victory wreath.  The image is captioned, "Our Conquering Hero".  To the left is an image of Rebel soldiers laying down their weapons, and to the right is an image of victory celebrations in the streets of a Northern city.

The image has wreathes for both the Army and the Navy.  The center image features a bust of the recently assassinated Abraham Lincoln.  The Lincoln bust is being attended to by Lady Liberty and Columbia.  Also, this image features a black man, raising up from broken shackles, symbolic of the freedom afforded him by the completion of our Nation's most bloody war. 

Civil War Victory

Thomas Nast  Civil War Victory Picture (Click on Image for Enlarged View)

This image is surrounded by the names of the major Civil War battles, including: Gettysburg, Cold Harbor, Shiloh, Wilderness, Vicksburg, Richmond, Stone River, South Mountain, Savannah, Atlanta, Corinth, Pea Ridge, Somerset, Port Royal, Charleston, Malvern Hill, White Oak Road, Five Forks, Fair Oaks, Chancellorsville,  Chickahominy, Culpepper, Antietam, Cedar Creek, Ringgold, Rappahannock, Gaines's mills, Savage Station, Spotsylvania Court House, Falling Water, White Oak Swamp, Baton Rouge, Pettersburg, Sumter, Knoxville, New Orleans, Wilmington, Newborn, Fredericksburg, Nashville, Mobile, and Fort Henry.

The upper portion of the image includes the inscription, "The Only National Debt That We Never Can Pay is the Debt We Owe to the Victorious Union Soldiers and Sailors." The lower portion of the image includes the words, "Victory Dearly Won", and shows many dead soldiers laying in a trench.  The illustration also has an inset image in the lower left entitled, "Homeward March", showing soldiers on their way home, and on the lower right an image of sailors sailing for home.

This is a classic Thomas Nast Civil War Patriotic illustration.


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