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Image of a Union soldier holding an American flag. Caption: "Strike-till the last armed for expires. Strike-for your altars and your fires, Strike-for the green graves of your sires, God-and our native land!" Creator unknown.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
The quotation on the front of the postal cover comes from a poem written by American poet Fitz-Greene Halleck entitled 'Marco Bozzaris'. The poem celebrates Marco Bozzaris, a famous nineteenth-century Greek leader in Greeces fight for independence against Turkey. The quotation embodies a call to liberty and patriotism.
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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