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Daily Archives: April 17, 2012

Jefferson Davis the Devil: Political Cartoons & Propganda

Political cartoons during the Civil War era were more villainous than today and often depicted Confederate leaders as devils, snake, rats, etc.  Jefferson Davis was the main target of the Union hatred that showed up in the political comics of the northern publications. Below is a picture of Jefferson Davis as the devil and he is […]

Monitor Log: 17 April 1862

It only warrants a brief remark – but  a significant event occurred during the first dog watch on this day, 150 years ago.  E.V. Gager wrote “succeeded in getting both guns out at once.” Until this day, only one XI-inch Dahlgren could be run out at a time.  The cylindrical nature of the turret kept the […]