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General Info

This 1848 cartoon, aimed at presidential candidate Zachary Taylor, recalled Taylor's brutal and ill-fated attempt to use bloodhounds against the Seminoles in 1840. Taylor presides over the scene on horseback while urging on his men in a straightforward though historically exaggerrated depiction. The unfortunate event dogged Taylor throughout his career.

(For more on the bloodhounds, see the sidetrack on this related trail segment.) 

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