Universal Advice to Abraham – Drop ‘Em!

Universal Advice to Abraham – Drop ‘Em!

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Title: Universal Advice to Abraham – Drop ‘Em!

Year: 1863

Creator: Henry Louis Stephens, Harper’s Weekly

Description: Lincoln is leaning over the side of a ship holding onto Stanton and Halleck. Underneath the water is labeled “Merited Oblivion.” By early 1863, with the failure of Union arms at Fredericksburg, many politicians were calling for the dumping of Secretary of War, Stanton, and General-in-Chief, Halleck, as scapegoats for the Union failures.

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