One of the most ambitious ventures of the opening phase of Nast’s
anti-Greeley campaign was the “American Battle of Dorking; Or H. G. at the White
House,” with 13 small cuts by Nast illustrating an early comic essay by
25-year-old Max Adeler (pen name of American humorist Charles Heber Clark).
Ostensibly written from a vantage point in the future, and relating the defeat
and downfall of the United States after the election of President Horace
Greeley, it took up slightly over a page in the June 29, 1872 issue of