Immediately after the start of the Civil War, both sides began utilizing patriotic symbols on envelopes and letterheads. The use of snakes to depict the other side in the conflict was a common theme. This colorful northern cachet depicts the American eagle trampling the Confederate flag while devouring the snakes. Fort Sumter is in the background. Ca. 1861, Blake scrapbook, 15 x 8.5 cm.
Civil War, 1861-1865, Confederate States of America, Patriotic envelopes, Civil War Cachets, Writing materials