Jeff. Davis' War Horse.
Illustrated Civil War envelopes with patriotic symbols, slogans and cartoons, mostly Northern, including a few Southern ones.
The image of a donkey appears above the title. The donkey most likely symbolizes the support, or at least the tolerance of Southern Democrats for the institution of slavery. Below the title are the words President Davis' war horse passed through this city last night on his way to Richmond, Va. Accompanying the animal was the President's saddle, on the horn of which is a compass, to be used in case the rider should lose his way. [Augusta (Ga.) Constitutionalist, May 30th. When Davis shall ride, though he compass his end, His course will be crooked and evil, And if he steer North or if he steer South, His pathway lies straight to the Devil.""
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