The Chas-ed "Old Lady" of the C.S.A., 1865


The Chas-ed

This mocking cartoon portrays the discovery by three Union soldiers of a disguised Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy. The onlookers (who include Davis' wife, sister, and an African-American man -- perhaps a servant) each explain that Davis is an old woman going out for water, while the soldiers each voice their discovery of the old woman's true identity. The wagon in the background marked "C.S.A." contains a barrel marked "whiskey" and a bag marked "stolen gold."

Source: Burgoo Zac, The Chas-ed