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A thin, almost skeletal, soldier eating the last pieces of meat off a bone. Caption: "A rebel attack on pickin's."
Rebel Attack on 'Pickin's'
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Fort Pickens (Fla.)
Fort Pickens was a United States military fort located on Santa Rosa Island near Pensacola, Florida. On January 8th, 1861, Lieutenant Adam J. Slemmer, in charge of the United States force, prevented a group of men from capturing the fort. Fort Pickens remained in Union control for the duration of the Civil War. The image mocks the rebels who tried to take the Fort.
Printed envelope, 3 x 5.5 inches, Alfred S. Lippman Collection of Civil War postal covers, Manuscripts Collection 993, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
Howard-Tilton Memorial Library. Louisiana Research Collection.
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