The Railsplitter

Posted: 6/22/2012
Author: Laura June Davis

Today, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter officially hits movies. As such, we thought it fitting to pay tribute to the original Railsplitter—as opposed to the axe wielding vampire killer.

 

The Railsplitter (1860) by an unknown artist. The paintaing now resides at the Chicago History Museum courtesy of a gift by Miss Maibelle Heikes Justice.

 

Image Credit: the Chicago History Museum and The Civil War in Art.

 

 

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