Who Will Be Worthy of Memorialization?

Posted: 11/10/2011
Author: Laura June Davis


The following cartoon is from the 9 November 1861 issue of Harper's Weekly.


The caption reads: "BROTHER JONATHAN, who has been getting up a Military Statue, succeeds very well in the Model of the Figure, but wants a Head. Which of our Generals will furnish the Model for that ? He waits for a reply."


Such a statement reminds us that in 1861, much of Civil War history had yet to be written and many of the biggest heroes had yet to be identified.  In November of 1861...who do you think deserved the honor?

 

Image Credit: Harper's Weekly.
comments powered by Disqus

About This Blog

The Front Line is our communal blog featuring the latest in Civil War news, research, analysis, and events from a network of scholars.

For information concerning the blog, inquiries into becoming a blogger for The Front Line, events calendar requests, or general questions, please contact the Contributing Editor: 


Robert Poister
robby@civilwarmonitor.com



Newsletter

Sign up here for regular email updates, including our free newsletter and special offers.

Blog Roll

Our Friends

 


Twitter





Facebook