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The words "Oh! 'Let me alone'" appear above a shield formed by a snake, with a skull, cross bones, and a bottle of whiskey. Caption: "Jeff. Davis Coat of 'ALMS.'" Creator unknown.
Skull and Crossbones
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889
A parody of a coat of arms for Jefferson Davis, the President of the Confederate States of America. The caption Oh! Let me Alone, may refer to lyrics from an traditional ballad, titled Rye Whiskey, a popular song during the Civil War. The snake may refer to General Winfield Scott's "Anaconda Plan".
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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