Voting and Election Results


  Cartoonist:  Thomas Nast
  Source:  Harper's Weekly
  Date:   November 12, 1864, pp. 728-729

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Complete HarpWeek Explanation:
This Thomas Nast cartoon, like "How the Copperheads Obtain Their Votes," also appeared on November 2, a week before the presidential election on November 8. It shows Columbia (guarded by the American Eagle), soldiers, and respectable citizens, all voting for Lincolnís reelection. In the upper-left, the angel of peace is held captive by the demons of "Southern Rebellion" and "Traitors North". The Democratic voter in the lower-right inset picture is a stereotypical caricature of a disheveled Irish-American, who is here being guided by a reporter from the pro-Confederate London Times. The lower-center panel reminds voters of the bloody sacrifice made by Union soldiers on their behalf.












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