Illustrated Civil War envelopes with patriotic symbols, slogans and cartoons, mostly Northern, including a few Southern ones.
Depiction of the Battle of Booneville. The words From the neighborhood of Booneville, Mo. an ugly jack who was frightened by the sudden appearence of a lion. His jockey, one Price was made very sick by the same appearence. He is of no value whatever and only a low price can be given for his capture. Sam" appear below the image. The skirmish was a victory for Union forces under General Lyon who routed Confederate forces under General Price. The "jackass" in the cartoon might refer to Missouri's "copperhead" Democrats. Lyon's victory at Booneville established Union military control of the Missouri River valley. It also prevented Sterling Price's attempt to bring Missouri into the Confederacy through military action. Even Price's Cavalry Raid of 1861 failed to gain control over any significant part of the state. Lyon was unable to build on this victory, due to his death, to extend Union control over all of Missouri. Southwestern Missouri remained under control of Confederate sympathizers throughout the Civil War."
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