"Defender of the Stars and Stripes: a Nation mourns thy loss. A Nation's Tears thy Memory shall bedew."
Illustrated Civil War envelopes with patriotic symbols, slogans and cartoons, mostly Northern, including a few Southern ones.
Lady Liberty grieving at the grave of Col. Ellsworth. A federal shield lies atop the grave, which might be a classical reference. Spartans were expected come back with their shield (victorious) or on their shield (dead). Ellsworth was killed after taking down a Confederate flag during the occupation of Alexandria, Virginia. Ellsworth was a close friend of Abraham Lincoln. Designed and published by J.E. Hayes, Boston" appears below the image."
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