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Florida Seceded!


Political cartoon 'SECESSION MOVEMENT' from 1861.

A political cartoon from 1861 shows Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana as men riding donkeys, following South Carolina's lead toward a cliff... Florida, immediately behind South Carolina, cries, "Go it Carolina! We are the boys to "wreck" the Union."

CREDIT: Currier and Ives. "The 'secession movement'," ca.1861. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. Reproduction Number LC-USZ62-32995.

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