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Zouave solider marching Jefferson Davis to Washington D.C. Caption: "Zouave - Uncle Abe will be glad to see you." At the bottom: "Jeffs March on Washington. His courage kept up to the 'sticking point.'"
Jeff's March on Washington
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
During the American Civil War, many Northern and Southern volunteer regiments adopted the name Zouave, which originally described French Army soldiers stationed in North Africa. Zouave soldiers were known for their unique and elaborate uniforms before the Union and Confederacy armys adopted standard uniforms.
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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