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A House Divided by jasonjuta A House Divided by jasonjuta
Cover for A House Divided game, Mayfair Games.
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Arvanas Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
Everyone gets this wrong....Missouri was Part of the Union, they owned slaves but Sided with the Union.
TheKrouton Featured By Owner 23 hours ago
This image is not wrong. All the red states in this image are "border states" (aka slave states that never left the union), including Missouri. The yellow states are confederate states, while the blue states are free states that never seceded.
matthew-123 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
We need more people like Abraham Lincoln in office.
BlackHat6 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"If a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand" -Mark 3:25.

"Independence WITHOUT unanimity, means nothing" -Ben Franklin.

"United we stand, DIVIDED we fall" -G. Washington.

"The Union must, and SHALL be preserved." -Andrew Jackson.

"A House divided CAN NOT stand, I believe this government can not endure living Half Slave, and Half Free" -A Lincoln, 1858.
Lord-Beric Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
It would have been nice to have at least one black man among the union soldiers.  Just saying, they did do their fair share of the fighting and the dying to preserve the union.  A line of exclusively white faces might be more historically accurate when it comes to showing that brigades were segregated and that whites and blacks just about never fought shoulder-to-shoulder, but omitting them entirely kind of helps us forget they were even there.
MSKM2001 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
This is epic.
Nice work.
Becky123190 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
this is so cool go union soldiers
God Bless Abe

i hope Robert E. Lee is enjoying his time in hell lol
Generalobiwankenobi7 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Robert E Lee wasn't the cause of the war. Granted it would have been better if he had stayed loyal to the Union and the war would have ended a lot quicker.

Really Jefferson Davis and Alexander Stephans are to blame, along with all the supporters of the succession. Also the South Carolina regiment that fired the first shots in the first place. However I don't wish anyone to go to hell(heck I don't believe in hell).
TheKrouton Featured By Owner 22 hours ago
You are correct, it was a handful of individuals like Jefferson Davis and Stephens that pushed for succession. Lee was against succession and had nothing to do with it. However I don't believe he did the wrong thing when he resigned from the US army, or even when he sided with the confederates after Virginia seceded.

The South was not the "cause" of the war. There was no jurisdictive legislation that bound states to the Union. Prior to the civil war, the US was something of a confederation of smaller states. When Lincoln invaded the South he violated the individual rights of these states, including the right to secede. Lincoln did not have to invade the Confederacy, and I would like to believe most presidents prior to him would have let them go. However, Lincoln abused his executive powers by launching an invasion on the South to preserve his idealized notion of a union.

Yes, South Carolina did fire the first shots on Fort Sumter. However, if you understand the scenario, Lincoln clearly provoked the South to attack. Regardless, Lincoln openly pushed for a war with the South because he believed a forceful reinstatement was the only way to preserve the power of the federal state. For example, the north took a significant financial hit upon Southern succession because nearly all trading ports were in the South. In all honestly the entire US economy was backed by slavery, so losing the South was ultimately detrimental to US stability.

And by the way, Lee's home state, Virginia, didn't secede until Lincoln called for volunteers and invaded the Confederacy. Lee of course committed to the Confederacy at this point. I find it clear that Lincoln escalated this crisis to an
unprecedented scale. I understand it wasn't necessarily his fault a handful of Southern states succeeded, but getting hundreds of thousands of his own citizens killed to strenghten federal power is appalling.
Generalobiwankenobi7 Featured By Owner 18 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I beg to differ. If he had stayed loyal to the Union, the war would have been much shorter and would have saved the United States four years of discord. If he truly did not believe in succession, he shouldn't have resigned his commission. He helped the cost of lives.

Wrong. It most certainly was. Lincoln didn't "invade" the south at all. The South held onto it's outdated economy, which relied heavily on slave labor, and feared the Federal government abolishing it in the future, which was certainly going to happen now that the Republicans held the office. And as such, started a war which cost thousands of lives out of that fear. Don't be an apologist for the South's actions, or try to blame it on Lincoln and the North. The States that succeeded did so against the law, the federal government ultimately has the final say and the South didn't want to accept that fact, especially if it would mean the end of slavery.

Except Lincoln did in the end, because they attacked first. Why don't you actually start reviewing your history because yours is pretty biased. Lincoln was doing his job, the states had no legal right to succeed, and they launched an unprovoked attack. The South was the ones really in economic trouble, the northern industry was far more advanced and they controlled the railroads which were currently expanding to the west.

Now your making excuses for slavery as well as the South's warmongering? Slavery was not practiced in the north at that time and the north had no need for it. The rest of the country did not rely on slavery, their industry had grown beyond that. Only the south kept slaves.

Jefferson and South Carolina escalated the crisis my friend, by firing on a government fort that was already established. You are really biased on this topic and ignoring the south's push for war and blaming it all on Lincoln and the federal government.

What's really appalling is the Confederacy starting a war to protect their right to own people as property. And even more appalling is the south's treatment of African Americans after the war, which the federal government had to step in to stop time and time again. So don't try to blame it all on Lincoln, it's really clear which sides at fault.
SpleeSpree Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Don't be so ignorant. Grant and Lee had ENOURMOUS respect for each other. Lee, in fact, did not want to secede, but recognized that it would be hypocritical to keep them from doing so at gunpoint. In fact, you can thank Lee for calling off a guerrilla war that would have caused devastation for years or decades after the war. 

The problem with people like you is that you think really life is like a hollywood movie. Everything is black and white to you. Guess what, history is written by the victor. But if you go look for yourself, you might find there are always heroes and villains on both sides of any major conflict. 
BlackHat6 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
An educated comment sir,  As a Union ACW Reenactor I commend you.
Player-Designer Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Amazing work!
dashinvaine Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
Great work. Nothing sadder than civil wars.
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