New York. . Broadside, approximately 11 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches. Small portion of upper left corner torn away, short closed at tear at upper right. Tanning, light matte burn. Good plus. Item #WRCAM53826
This scarce broadside rebuts Copperhead claims that the War is a disastrous mistake, requiring that "immediate efforts be made for a cessation of hostilities." Issued during the critical 1864 presidential campaign, it quotes Generals Grant, Sherman, Seymour, and Dix, who make clear that the Rebels are on their last legs. In fact, "The rebel cause is fast failing from exhaustion." Grant reports, "The rebels now have in their ranks their last man. The little boys and old men" are filling the ranks. "AMERICANS! Read these declarations of your Generals in the field, and then decide whether the Chicago Convention was right or wrong in pronouncing the war a failure?"