This original Civil War Harper's Weekly
features an incredible Thomas Nast illustration alleging Confederate
Atrocities in the Civil War. The illustration is captioned,
"Historic Examples of Southern Chivalry, Illustrated by Thomas Nast-
Dedicated to Jeff Davis. - [See Page 87]".
The illustration is rich with incredible
Civil War content. The leaf presents a number of inset images
referring to reported examples of Rebel Outrages. The center image
shows a rather evil Rebel decapitating a wounded Union soldier.
The Confederate is pictured with an evil grin, and is shown holding the
head of his decapitated victim up in the air as a trophy. The
image has a banner reading "Southern Chivalry, Dedicated to Jeff Davis".
Also pictured is another union soldier on the ground, with a rebel about
to scalp him. Yet another soldier is shown tied to a tree,
doubtlessly about to share the same fate.
The upper left inset image shows a union
soldier tied to a tree and being shot. The illustration is
alluding to a recent incident in which several union soldiers were
executed by angry Rebels. The image is captioned, "Murder of Two
of Piatt's Zouaves, 34th Ohio".
The Upper Center inset image shows a
interpretive picture of Lucifer, or, the devil himself. This small
image is labeled with a banner reading "Rebellion", and "Slavery".
This medalion is surrounded by images of slaves being whipped, and
hospitals being attacked.
The upper right inset image shows an
illustration of the
Murder of General Robert McCook. The Center Right illustration shows
Confederate Soldiers Bayoneting and decapitating wounded soldiers.
The center left image shows Indians, who
were sympathizing with the rebels, scalping and tomahawking wounded
soldiers at the Battle of Pea Ridge.
The lower left image shows rebels
attacking hospital wagons, and dumping the sick and injured.
The lower right image shows Negroes being massacred at