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Confederate Civil War Patriotic cover

Dietz Catalog: E-A-1
Description:

CSA patriotic cover with flag on staff waving to right over cannon pointed to left. The twelve-star constellation represents the number of states in the Confederacy at the time. Design in black, Dietz Type CN-1.

The cover is addressed, but it does not appear to have been postally used. It was privately carried to its destination, per the illegible inscription "in the care of ...."

Date:
1861-1865
Markings:
"With the cannon's flash, and the cannon's crash / With the cannon's roar and rattle / Let freedom's sons, with their shooting guns / Go down to their country's battle."
Medium:
paper; ink / handwritten
Museum ID:
2003.2004.28
Place:
Confederate States of America

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