"We Have Nailed Our Colors to the Mast."
Illustrated Civil War envelopes with patriotic symbols, slogans and cartoons, mostly Northern, including a few Southern ones.
Mishipman nailing a Union flag to the mast of a ship. Nailing one's colors (flag) to the mast of one's ship indicates that the captain of the ship intends to fight on until he is victorious or his ship is destroyed.
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