Col. Ellsworth, His Last Letter to his Parents
Illustrated Civil War envelopes with patriotic symbols, slogans and cartoons, mostly Northern, including a few Southern ones.
Col. Ellsworth is standing on a Confederate flag. He is holding up a sword with his right hand and holding up the Union flag with his left hand. His last letter to his parents is printed to the right of the image. Ellsworth was killed after taking down a Confederate flag during the occupation of Alexandria, Virginia. Ellsworth was a close friend of Abraham Lincoln.
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