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"I Knew Him, Horatio "

Topic:
Lincoln and McClellan Compared
Source:
Library of Congress
Cartoonist:
Justin Howard
Date:  c1864
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McClellan, in the character of Hamlet, stands near an open grave holding the skull of Abraham Lincoln. He soliloquies, "I knew him, Horatio: A fellow of infinite jest Where be your gibes now?" The cartoon evidently appeared following publication in the New York World of a scandalous but fabricated account of callous levity displayed by Lincoln while touring the battlefield at Antietam.
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