Brooks Attacks Sumner

This is an illustration of South Carolina Congressman Preston Brooks' assault on Massachusetts Senator Charles Sumner in the U.S. Senate chamber. Brooks assaulted Sumner after he had delivered a speech criticizing slavery and Brooks' cousin Senator Andrew P. Butler.

Date:
1856 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Fine Print Illustration
Item#:
1850.0082
Height:
1972px
Width:
2134px
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