An illustrated unionist sheet music cover, condemning secessionist state South Carolina, and probably issued shortly after its Charleston Convention of December 20, 1860. (See "The Palmetto State Song," no. 1861-2.)
Strongly militant in tone, the illustration shows an American soldier standing on the palmetto flag of South Carolina, which lies on the ground. The flag is partially draped over a broken military drum. Two cannonballs appear on the ground around it. The soldier holds a saber, whose point seems to pierce the Southern flag, and an American flag.
Four lines of the song appear above the ilustration:
"Down with the Traitors serpent flag!
Death to the wretch o'er whom it waves!
And let our heaven-born banner float
O'er freemen's Homes & Traitors' Graves!"