"Scott's Tactics" Stopping Up the Rat Holes
Illustrated Civil War envelopes with patriotic symbols, slogans and cartoons, mostly Northern, including a few Southern ones.
A group of ratcatchers is shown cleaning out a barn. Union troops (Regular and Volunteer) are depicted as two dogs Reg" and "Vol". A general, presumably Scott is holding their leashes. The words "When I want to catch a rat, I first stop up all of the holes. - W. Scott", "Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1861, by Grant and Pittman, in the Clerk's Office of the Southern District of Ohio." and "Sold by Mumford & Co., Cincinnati" all appear below the image."
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