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The "patriotic envelope" was a war-time propaganda phenomenon produced by both the North and the South during the Civil War. Patriotic envelopes depict battles, flags, eagles, political satire, and caricatures of Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Gen. McClellan, Col. Elmore Ellsworth, and other political heroes. These envelopes, often with mottos and verses, were first made for the mails and then as souvenirs.

 
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