A hasty sequel to “The Boys in Blue,” called “Unconditional Surrender Grant,”
was drawn immediately after the Republican victory on November 3 and included in
the November 21 issue of Harper’s Weekly (published November 11). In it,
Nast and Greeley are positioned together just above the lower-left corner, which
is occupied by a supine President Andrew Johnson. Like a newsboy, Greeley
distributes a copy of the Tribune, which declares: “Victory Ulysses S.
Grant President The Republicans Carry 22 States.” Seated on the ground beside
him, a raffish, self-caricatured Nast is drawing happily in his Harper’s