Bloodhounds are minor but memorable characters in this 1840
lithograph vilifying the Van Buren administration for its
efforts to reform the militia system by instituting a system
of military reserves. Soldiers carry off a civilian at bayonet
point, warning him that the days of his constitutional
rights are over. In the background, bloodhounds receive instruction from a drill sergeant,
recalling events in Florida.
Lithograph by Napoleon Sarony / Henry R. Robinson, printed and published by
Robinson in 1840. See the Library of Congress Prints &
Photographs to find a complete transcription of the dialogue
accompanying this lithograph.
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