Political Cartoon - 1860s

The Hercules of 1861

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Political Cartoon

"The Hercules of 1861"

In this political cartoon, a Union officer (unidentified) swings a club labeled "Union" in defense against a many-headed serpent labeled "Secession." The serpent's heads are: Floyd, Pickens, Beauregard, Twiggs, Davis, Stephens, and Toombs, all leaders of the Southern secession movement and the resulting Confederacy.

~ Courtesy of Civil War Treasures, New York Historical Society

Photo of Alexander Hamilton Stephens

Alexander Hamilton Stephens Photo

Robert Toombs Photograh
Robert Toombs Biography



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