Federal (Bald) Eagle Perched On Federal Shield
Illustrated Civil War envelopes with patriotic symbols, slogans and cartoons, mostly Northern, including a few Southern ones.
A federal (bald) eagle is perched on shield containing the image of the federal shield. The eagle holds a laurel wreath in its beak. Three arrows and sunbeams appear behind the eagle. The shield is sitting on grass on a small outcropping of land surrounded by a rough sea. The image might be implying that the Union will be ultimately be victorious despite being in a perilous situation.
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