"Ah! The Army is not what it was! Where’s the Hero of Tippecanoe?"
"Since our new Allies from Cuba have joined us, we can have a quiet game of Chess without any fear of a check from our red friends in the swamp."
"I say Major, as we are in no danger now of losing our scalps, we may as well put our soap locks on the Peace Establishment."
Drawn On Stone [Political Prints from the 1830's and 1840's]

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Henry Dacre
A Bivouack in Safety or Florida Troops
Preventing a Surprise
Published by H. R. Robinson
The cartoonist criticizes the conduct of the war by depicting long-haired and lazy soldiers, lounging in luxury while playing chess, brushing their hair, and smoking instead of fighting.

The Hero of Tippecanoe was William Henry Harrison, the Whig presidential candidate for the 1840 election. During the campaign, he was portrayed as a hardworking, virtuous farmer who left his plough to heroically defend his country, the opposite of the flamboyant soldiers portrayed here.