Photo, Print, Drawing The old Union wagon
About this Item
- The old Union wagon
- An ambivalent but essentially pro-Lincoln illustration appearing on a song by John Hogarth Lozier, dedicated to the composer's "Comrades the 37th Indiana Regiment and all who love Our Brave Soldier Boys." Lincoln drives the Union wagon, whose rickety frame consists of a boat "Constitution" mounted on four wheels. Pulled by horses named after leading Union generals, including Benjamin F. Butler, Ulysses S. Grant, William S. Rosencrans ("Rosie"), and Joseph Hooker, it is crowded with people. One of the riders holds an American flag while another seems to be falling over the side of the wagon. The vehicle has gotten mired in the mud hole of Secession, where several figures are floundering. Uncle Sam attempts to extricate the stuck back wheel using a large pole "Emancipation Proclamation" as a lever, whose fulcrum is a rock marked "1863." Sam's efforts and the wagon's progress are also threatened by several snakes at right. These probably represent the anti-Republican Copperheads who advocated reconciliation with the South. Although the Emancipation Proclamation took effect in January 1863, the print may have appeared as late as 1864. It was not until March 1864 that Grant was given supreme command of the Union army.
- Church, J., Jr.
- Lee & Walker.
- Middleton, Strobridge & Co.
- Oliver Ditson & Co.
- W.A. Pond & Co.
Created / Published
- Cincinnati : Published by J. Church. Jr., 1863.
- - Butler, Benjamin F.--(Benjamin Franklin),--1818-1893
- - Grant, Ulysses S.--(Ulysses Simpson),--1822-1885
- - Hooker, Joseph,--1814-1879
- - Lincoln, Abraham,--1809-1865
- - Rosencranz, William S
- - United States.--President (1861-1865 : Lincoln).--Emancipation Proclamation
- - Copperhead movement--1860-1870
- Sheet music covers--1860-1870.
- Sheet music covers--1860-1870
- - Cincinnati. Published by J. Church. Jr. . . . Boston. O. Ditson & Co. Philadelphia. Lee & Walker. New York. W. A. Pond & Co.
- - Middleton, Strobridge & Co. lith. Cincinnati Ohio.
- - Title appears as it is written on the item.
- - Published in: American political prints, 1766-1876 / Bernard F. Reilly. Boston : G.K. Hall, 1991, entry 1863-15.
- 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 27 x 25 cm. (image)
Call Number/Physical Location
- Stern Collection, Lincoln Sheet Music 4917 c-Rare Bk Coll
- Library of Congress Rare Book and Special Collections Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
- cph 3b38371 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b38371
Library of Congress Control Number
- LC-USZ62-92047 (b&w film copy neg.)
- No known restrictions on publication.
Additional Metadata Formats
- Church, J.
- Church, J., Jr.
- Lee & Walker
- Middleton, Strobridge & Co.
- Oliver Ditson & Co.
- W.A. Pond & Co.
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Church, J., Jr, Lee & Walker, Strobridge & Co Middleton, Oliver Ditson & Co, and W.A. Pond & Co. The old Union wagon. , 1863. Cincinnati: Published by J. Church. Jr. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2008661657/.
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Church, J., Lee & Walker, Middleton, S. &. C., Oliver Ditson & Co & W.A. Pond & Co. (1863) The old Union wagon. , 1863. Cincinnati: Published by J. Church. Jr. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2008661657/.
MLA citation style:
Church, J., Jr, et al. The old Union wagon. Cincinnati: Published by J. Church. Jr. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2008661657/>.