Sherman’s March to the Sea – Mahir Kalra Week 8

Sherman's March to the Sea - Mahir Kalra Week 8

Sherman’s March to the Sea, also commonly known as the Savannah Campaign, was the Union’s 60,000 man march through Georgia. Through this march Sherman aimed to destroy much of the South’s infrastructure and capabilities to fight the war.


Education Among the Freedmen

Artist: Unknown
Date: 1862
Source: ARTstor

The paper discusses attempts to “integrate” former slaves into society after Lincoln’s preliminary proclamation. The text reads in part, “The various organizations throughout the country having the education of the Freedmen in charge, have provided schools for 150,000 persons…”

Elizabeth M. Tissot

The Gallant Charge of the Fifty Fourth Massachusetts (Colored) Regiment

The Gallant Charge of the Fifty Fourth Massachusetts (Colored) Regiment

Artist: Anonymous; first published by Currier & Ives
Date: 1863
Source: ARTstor

The illustration shows black Union soldiers fighting in the battle of Fort Wagner, South Carolina. The text under the image reads, “The Gallant Charge of the Fifty Fourth Massachusetts (Colored) Regiment: On the Rebel Works at Fort Wagner, Morris Island near Charleston, July 18th 1863, and death of Colonel Robt. G. Shaw.”

Elizabeth M. Tissot

Church and State

Religion During Reconstruction

Artist: Thomas Nast
Date: 25 February 1871
Source: ARTstor

This picture depicts the efforts of religious groups to gain a strong footing in the newly formed union because it was their opportunity to be more established while the Union was reforming itself.

Kaitlin Seligson
Week 8

“The Chinese Question”


This picture depicts Southern planters’ malicious attempt to bring in Chinese laborers to replace freedmen who were now too reluctant to work for their former masters. The image of sympathetic Columbia represents the federal opposition to such efforts.

Title: “The Chinese Question”
Artist: Thomas Nast
Date: February 18, 1871
Credit: Harper’s Weekly
Week 8: Qianshun (Johnson) Shao

“This is a White Man’s Government”


Nast’s view of the Democratic platform for the divisive presidential election of 1868 places the Democratic candidate in partnership with the poor Irish of the North and loyal Confederates of the South (and its Lost Cause) to keep black men from gaining access to government.

Title: This is a White Man’s Government
Artist: Thomas Nast
Date: September 5, 1868
Credit: Images Courtesy of Harper’s Week, LLC

Week 8: Qianshun(Johnson) Shao