Jeff Davis’ November Nightmare

Jeff Davis’ November Nightmare


Title: Jeff Davis’ November Nightmare

Year: 1864

Creator: Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper

Description: Abraham Lincoln sits on top of Jefferson Davis in Davis’s bed. Davis asks, “Is that you still there Long Abe?” Lincoln, who holds a paper reading, “Latest Union Majorities, answers, “Yes! And I’m going to be Four Years Longer.” One of the last legitimate hopes for Confederate independence rested on Lincoln losing the election of 1864. With the election of Lincoln, the war was guaranteed for four more years, thereby causing the “nightmare” for Jefferson Davis and the Confederacy