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The Decapitation Proclamation by JRSly The Decapitation Proclamation by JRSly
Early in the year 1865, the war was not going well for the South. General Lee could see this and knew there was only one last desperate play left to be made. Calling upon an ancient witch doctor Confederate troops had encountered years earlier near the stronghold of Port Hudson, Louisiana, General Lee made the ghastly decision to have her raise tens of thousands of dead Confederate soldiers from their graves and had them march on Washington.

Soon after the first of these soldiers met soldiers in blue, Union generals discovered only one surefire method to return the monsters to their graves, removing the head or destroying the brain. On this news, President Lincoln gave his famous speech, "The Decapitation Proclamation", informing troops on how to dispatch these unholy opponents.

Not one to sit idly by and watch his country be overrun with legions of the undead, the Rail Splitter took to the battlefields and bravely did his part to stop Lee's army of the living dead.

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My entry for Wacom's "Good vs. Evil' contest. It was lot of fun to flesh out the concept and then it bring to life. I hope people enjoy bizarre, nonsensical ideas such as this as much as I do. :)

Painted in Corel Painter...could not possibly say how much time, completed over the span of weeks, sporadically as other obligations occasionally took priority.
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davidnm Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
That's possibly the most original entry I've seen! Nice one.
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JRSly Featured By Owner May 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much!
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The-Biroboy Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
awesome!!!! it definitely captures the awesomeness of Lincoln!! =P
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