Political cartoonists drew the United States as a torn map, a metaphor for Civil War.
Here the four candidates in the 1860 Presidential election
tear the map to shreds.
Four years later Lincoln and Davis continue the shredding with
candidate McClellan offering an alternative.
How to repair it?
Tailor and Vice President Andrew Johnson doing a haphazard
stitching job in 1864.
England in the form of matron "Mrs. Britannia" has some discouraging words:
"Ah, my dear Columbia, It's all very well; but I'm afraid you'll find it difficult to join THAT neatly."