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Houston, Santa Anna, and Cos

Houston, Santa Anna, and Cos

An imaginative portrayal (with overt propaganda value) of an event in the Texas war of independence --the surrender of Mexican commander Santa Anna and his brother-in-law General Martin Perfecto de Cos, to Amer... More

Cleansing the Augean stable

Cleansing the Augean stable

A pro-Whig satire, envisioning the cleansing of the "Augean Stable" of government corruption by presidential candidate Henry Clay and other Whigs. The title derives from one of the twelve mythical labors of Her... More

Campaign song.

Campaign song.

Handwritten note across top of songsheet: First sung in the loft over Geirson & Walihaus in warehouse, by eh author, in may 1860. Handwritten note under composer credit: afterward Major General in U. S. Army.

[Alexander H. Stephens, Representative from Georgia, Thirty-fifth Congress, half-length portrait]

[Alexander H. Stephens, Representative from Georgia, Thirty-fifth Cong...

Illus. in: McClees' gallery of photographic portraits of the senators, representatives & delegates of the thirty-fifth Congress... Washington: McClees & Beck, [1859], page 167. Each item includes subject's orig... More

[Alexander Hamilton Stephens, half-length studio portrait, sitting] / John Goldin & Co. photographers.

[Alexander Hamilton Stephens, half-length studio portrait, sitting] / ...

Title devised by Library staff. Gift ; Francis H. McAdoo ; August 26, 1949.

Interior of Secession Hall

Interior of Secession Hall

Photograph showing the interior of St. Andrew's Hall, or Secession Hall, in Charleston, South Carolina. Title from item. Photograph by George S. Cook. Information about date and photographer from: Portraits of ... More

Secession meeting in front of the Mills House, Meeting Street, Charleston, S.C. [with portraits of Hon. James Chesnut, Jr., seceding Senator from South Carolina; Hon.Robert Toombs, Senator from Georgia; and Hon. Alexander H. Stephens, Ex-Senator of Georgia]

Secession meeting in front of the Mills House, Meeting Street, Charles...

Title and other information transcribed from caption card. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, vol. 11, no. 262 (1860 Dec. 1), p. 24. Reference copy may be in LOT 4421-A. Caption card tracings: US ... More

Great mass meeting to endorse the call of the Legislature of South  Carolina for a state convention to discuss the question of secession from the Union, held at Institute Hall, Charleston, S.C., on Monday, Nov. 12, 1860

Great mass meeting to endorse the call of the Legislature of South Ca...

Title and other information transcribed from caption card. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, vol. 11, no. 261 (1860 Nov. 24), pp. 8-9. Reference copy may be in LOT 4421-A. Caption card tracings: ... More

Alexander Stephens C.S.A

Alexander Stephens C.S.A

Title from unverified information on negative sleeve. Annotation from negative, scratched on emulsion: 23. Credit line: Civil war photographs, 1861-1865, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Ge... More

Great mass meeting to endorse the call of the legislature of South Carolina for a state conv. to discuss the question of secession from the Union, held at Institute Hall, Charleston, S.C. on Monday, Nov. 12, 1860

Great mass meeting to endorse the call of the legislature of South Car...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 1860 Nov. 24, p. 8-9. Reference copy may be in LOT 4412A. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

Who is responsible for the war? Who accountable for its horrors and desolations?

Who is responsible for the war? Who accountable for its horrors and de...

Extracts from a speech by Alexander H. Stephens (now Vice-President of the Confederate States), delivered in the Secession Convention of Georgia, on the 31st day of January, 1861. Who commenced the war?… catalo... More

[Illustrated Civil War "Union Envelopes"]: Poor deluded Miss-Sori takes a Secession Bath

[Illustrated Civil War "Union Envelopes"]: Poor deluded Miss-Sori take...

This record contains unverified, old data from caption card, with subsequent revisions. Caption card tracings: The South; Patriotism; Devils & Demons (Cart. themes); Cotton industry; C.W. CS Govt.; Seals; Va. H... More

Lieutenant Tompkins, at the head of Company B, U.S. Dragoons, charging into town at Fairfax Court House, killing thirty of the enemy and carrying off five prisoners, in the face of fifteen hundred secession troops, on Saturday, June 1, 1861

Lieutenant Tompkins, at the head of Company B, U.S. Dragoons, charging...

Title and other information transcribed from caption card. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, vol. 12, no. 290 (1861 June 8), p. 53.

Capture of secession varmints / T. Gunn.

Capture of secession varmints / T. Gunn.

Cartoon shows Brother Jonathan pulling skunks (caricatures of southern secessionists) out of the back pockets of John Bull. Title from item. Caption: Bull- "What are you about, sir? Picking my pockets, eh?" Jon... More

The Dis-United States. Or the Southern Confederacy

The Dis-United States. Or the Southern Confederacy

The Confederate leaders are portrayed as a band of competing opportunists led by South Carolina governor and secessionist Francis Pickens (far left). The artist criticizes the January 1861 secession of five sta... More

[Illustrated Civil War "Union Envelopes"]: A Secession Movement

[Illustrated Civil War "Union Envelopes"]: A Secession Movement

Riding jackass backwards. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card, with subsequent revisions. Caption card tracings: The South; Patriotism; Devils & Demons (Cart. themes); Cotton industry; C... More

Who is responsible for the war? Who accountable for its horrors and desolations? Extracts from a speech by Alexander H. Stephens (now Vice-President of the Confederate States.) delivered in the secession Convention of Georgia, on the 31st day of

Who is responsible for the war? Who accountable for its horrors and de...

Who is responsible for the war.; Who commenced the war.; On verso: 28. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera ... More

Strong's dime caricatures. No. 2, Little Bo-Peep and her foolish sheep

Strong's dime caricatures. No. 2, Little Bo-Peep and her foolish sheep

The second in a series of caricatures criticizing the secession of several Southern states from the Union during the last months of the Buchanan administration. Here the young nursery-rhyme shepherdess Bo-Peep ... More

The secession movement--Entrance hall to an hotel at Charleston, South Carolina

The secession movement--Entrance hall to an hotel at Charleston, South...

Title page with illustration showing people in lobby of hotel, Charleston, S.C. Illus. in: The Illustrated London news, 1861 Feb. 2, p. 87.

Jeff Davis on the right platform, or the last "act of secession"

Jeff Davis on the right platform, or the last "act of secession"

A caricature of Jefferson Davis, probably issued not long after the bombardment of Fort Sumter, but certainly postdating his February 1861 election as president of the Confederacy. Davis is shown standing on a ... More

The Southern Confederacy a fact!!! Acknowledged by a might prince and faithful ally

The Southern Confederacy a fact!!! Acknowledged by a might prince and ...

A biting vilification of the Confederacy, representing it as a government in league with Satan. From left to right are: "Mr. Mob Law Chief Justice," a well-armed ruffian carrying a pot of tar; Secretary of Stat... More

Republic of Georgia. Ordinance of secession, passed Jan'ry 19, 1861. with the names of the signers. An ordinance to dissolve the Union between the State of Georgia and other states united with her under a compact of government, entitled "The con

Republic of Georgia. Ordinance of secession, passed Jan'ry 19, 1861. w...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 14, Folder 26.

The folly of secession

The folly of secession

South Carolina struggles against the outgoing Buchanan administration in an attempt to "smash the Union up!" The artist uses the age-old pictorial conceit of two parties pulling on the different ends of a cow, ... More

Down with the traitors serpent flag

Down with the traitors serpent flag

An illustrated unionist sheet music cover, condemning secessionist state South Carolina, and probably issued shortly after its Charleston Convention of December 20, 1860. (See "The Palmetto State Song," no. 186... More

Strong's dime caricatures. No. 1, Domestic troubles

Strong's dime caricatures. No. 1, Domestic troubles

The first in a series of four satires published by Thomas W. Strong, criticizing the secession movement in the South during the closing months of the Buchanan administration. (This impression was deposited for ... More

The Union versus secession. The Union builds bridges and secession destroys them

The Union versus secession. The Union builds bridges and secession des...

2 scenes: 1. Railroad bridge and mine tunnel; 2. Train falling from destroyed bridge into river. Illus. in: Harper's Weekly, 1861. Ref. copy may be in LOT 4419 - CIVIL WAR, 1861-1865 CARTOONS 1861. This record ... More

[Private Peter S. Arthur of Company B, 11th Virginia Infantry Regiment, in uniform with secession badge and Virginia state seal breastplate]

[Private Peter S. Arthur of Company B, 11th Virginia Infantry Regiment...

Photograph shows identified soldier. Title devised by Library staff. Case: Berg, no. 1-93. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2011; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.g... More

Jeff Davis, on his own platform, or the last "act of secession"

Jeff Davis, on his own platform, or the last "act of secession"

Another state of no. 1861-23, with the addition of a skull and crossbones drawn on Davis's chest. Probably published by Currier & Ives, New York. Title appears as it is written on the item. Weitenkampf, p. 129.... More

The Palmetto State song

The Palmetto State song

An illustrated cover for sheet music celebrating the South Carolina state convention on December 20, 1860, where an ordinance of secession was passed unanimously, thereby severing the state's ties with the Unio... More

Strong's dime caricatures. No. 4, "The schoolmaster abroad" at last

Strong's dime caricatures. No. 4, "The schoolmaster abroad" at last

The fourth in Strong's series of antisecessionist satires. Here the artist is optimistic about newly elected Abraham Lincoln's ability to end the secession movement among the Southern states. (The Library's imp... More

The fox without a tail

The fox without a tail

A satire on South Carolina's role as instigator of secessionism in the South. The artist may be lampooning the convention of seceded states which assembled at Montgomery, Alabama, on February 4, 1861. The promi... More

Who is responsible for the war? who accountable for its horrors and desolations?. Extracts from a speech by Alexander H. Stephens ... delivered in the Secession convention of Georgia, on the 31st day of January, 1861 ... Who commenced the war. T

Who is responsible for the war? who accountable for its horrors and de...

On verso: ny 5. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 123, Folder 33.

[Southern secessionists raise flag at Yale College]

[Southern secessionists raise flag at Yale College]

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, v. 11, no. 271 (1861 February 2), p. 173.

Secession exploded

Secession exploded

This strongly anti-Confederate satire is a fantastical vision of the Union defeat of the secessionist movement. A hideous monster representing secession emerges from the water at left. He is hit by a charge fro... More

Strike Down Secession Types, by George Newton

Strike Down Secession Types, by George Newton

Music cover illustrated with Union soldier holding U.S. flag and sword. LOT subdivision subject: Emblems and Symbols. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. Copyright by George Newton.

To the President of the United States: The undersigned, loyal citizens of the United States and of the city of New Orleans.

To the President of the United States: The undersigned, loyal citizens...

Letter requests the removal of Judge Peabody from his present position.

Ruins of Circular Church and Secession Hall, Charleston, S.C., St. Philips Church in distance

Ruins of Circular Church and Secession Hall, Charleston, S.C., St. Phi...

Civil War Photograph Collection (Library of Congress). No. 6077. Brady Handy Studio.

Confederate chieftains Engd. by J.C. Buttre, New York

Confederate chieftains Engd. by J.C. Buttre, New York

Head-and-shoulders portraits, in ovals, of Judah P. Benjamin, Henry A. Wise, R. Barnwell Rhett, Alexander H. Stephens, James M. Mason, Jefferson Davis, John B. Floyd, John Slidell, William L. Yancey, Robert Too... More

Ruins of Circular Church and Secession Hall, no. 610 / George Stacy.

Ruins of Circular Church and Secession Hall, no. 610 / George Stacy.

Stereograph shows an exterior view of the destroyed buidlings of the Circular Church and Secession Hall, Charleston, South Carolina. Title from item. Handwritten number on verso: 1093C.9 Gottheim collection cod... More

The last act of the drama of secession

The last act of the drama of secession

Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1865 by Gibson & Co. in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the Southern District of Ohio. Title appears as it is written on the item. Forms part of: Amer... More

Ruins of Central and Secession Hall, and St. Philips church in the centre of the picture, Charleston, S.C.

Ruins of Central and Secession Hall, and St. Philips church in the cen...

Stereograph showing ruins of Circular Church, left, St. Philip's Church, center, and Secession Hall, right, in Charleston, South Carolina.

Stephens, Hon. Alex H. of Ga. Vice Pres. of Confederacy

Stephens, Hon. Alex H. of Ga. Vice Pres. of Confederacy

Title from unverified information on negative sleeve. Annotation from negative, scratched into emulsion: 582, Alexander H. Stephens, Vice Pres. Confederate States; penciled on emulsion: 310. Credit line: Brady-... More

Stephens, Hon. Alexander H. of Ga., 4 on one plate

Stephens, Hon. Alexander H. of Ga., 4 on one plate

Title from unverified information on negative sleeve. Annotation from negative, scratched into emulsion: 142, 1360 [crossed out], 162 [crossed out], 693 [crossed out]; penciled on emulsion: This T. Credit line:... More

Hon. Alexander Hamilton Stephens Vice-President of the Confederacy item No. 242

Hon. Alexander Hamilton Stephens Vice-President of the Confederacy ite...

Title from unverified information on negative sleeve. Annotation from negative, scratched into emulsion: [illiegible] 1360 [crossed out], No. 162 [crossed out], 583 [crossed out], 304. Credit line: Brady-Handy ... More

The state of South Carolina. At a convention an ordinance to dissolve the Union

The state of South Carolina. At a convention an ordinance to dissolve ...

The ordinance. To dissolve the Union between the State of South Carolina and other States united with her under the compact entitled, "The Constitution of the United States of America." We the people of the Sta... More

Ruins of Circular Church, St. Philips Church in the distance, ruins of Secession Hall on the right of the picture, on Meeting Street, Charleston, S.C.

Ruins of Circular Church, St. Philips Church in the distance, ruins of...

Part of series: The War for the Union. Photographic History. Title from item. Copyright 1865 by E. & H.T. Anthony & Co. Forms part of: Civil War Photograph Collection (Library of Congress). Original negative ma... More

Graveyard of Circular Church and ruins of Secession Hall in distance, Charleston, S.C. April 1865

Graveyard of Circular Church and ruins of Secession Hall in distance, ...

Civil War Collection (Library of Congress) - Brady-Handy Studio. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: War damage; C.W.; Geogr.; Cemeteries.

Finding the last ditch--Running the "head" of Secession "into the ground," - everybody ...

Finding the last ditch--Running the "head" of Secession "into the grou...

Union soldier, followed by African American in broken chains, hurls Jefferson Davis (dressed as a woman) who drops a bag of "stolen gold" over the edge of a cliff; Satan waits below the cliff with a pitchfork. ... More

Stephens, Hon. Alexander H. of GA

Stephens, Hon. Alexander H. of GA

Title from unverified information on negative sleeve. Annotation from negative, scratched into emulsion: Alex Stephens, Ga. 3940. Credit line: Brady-Handy photograph collection, Library of Congress, Prints and ... More

Alexander H. Stephens

Alexander H. Stephens

(DLC/PP-1934:0044). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published as cover of: "Harper's weekly," 27:145 (Mar. 10, 1883).

The political Courtney / Gillam.

The political Courtney / Gillam.

Illustration shows a scene at a boathouse where an exhausted James G. Blaine, suffering from "Guano Gout", is being attended to by Jay Gould, Whitelaw Reid, George M. Robeson, William W. Phelps, and Stephen B. ... More

In arts' inner temple (Photographic Secession Gallery)

In arts' inner temple (Photographic Secession Gallery)

"You may not think so, but this is a picture" and "291" on artwork in background. Probably in reference to the Photo-secession movement and Gallery 291 in New York City; possibly shows Alfred Stieglitz. No publ... More

Statue at Capitol of Alexander H. Stephens

Statue at Capitol of Alexander H. Stephens

Title from unverified caption data on negative or negative sleeve. Date based on date of negatives in same range. Gift; Harris & Ewing, Inc. 1955. General information about the Harris & Ewing Collection is avai... More

Oran M. Roberts, president of the 1861 secession convention that authorized Texas's withdrawal from the Union, and a later Confederate officer and governor of Texas, built this cottage in Marble Falls as his retirement home in 1883

Oran M. Roberts, president of the 1861 secession convention that autho...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Lyda Hill Texas Collection of Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and P... More