To the Rescue of Sacred Soil
Manuscripts Collection, Georgetown University Library, Booth Family Center for Special Collections, Washington, D.C.
Illustrated Civil War envelopes with patriotic symbols, slogans and cartoons, mostly Northern, including a few Southern ones.
Henry Alexander Wise riding a fake horse. The fake horse has a skull and crossbones on its neck, Henry Alexander Wise is shouting to the rescue of the 'sacred soil'." He is holding a lance in his right hand and a bottle in his left hand. Henry Alexander Wise is wearing a sword secured by a sash that has the initials "H.A.W." on it. The words "Whom the gods would destroy they make foolish at first, is a saying in Latin we oft have rehears'd; but alas! Poor Virginia, its dogma denies- for the gods, to destroy her, did first make her Wise!" appear below the image. The words "Copyright secured by Brown & Ryan, N.Y." appear to the left of the image."
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United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865; United States -- Politics and government -- 1861-1865; Covers (Philately) -- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865; Envelopes (Stationary); Cachets (Philately); Patriotism -- United States; Wise, Henry A. (Henry Alexander), 1806-1876; Flag; Skull and Crossbones; United States Civil War; US Civil War; Patriotic envelopes; Lance; Bottle; Sword; Brown & Ryan (New York); Fake horse;
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