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The girl I left behind me
1861, about
Union Stationery Depot
USA: New York
3" x 5 1/2"; 8 x 14 cm.; 1 item (2 pages)
Gift of William Caleb Loring

This Civil War era envelope depicts a Union soldier embracing a young woman dressed in an American flag inspired dress. The envelope bears the inscription, "He turn'd and left the spot--O! do not deem him weak-- For dountless was the soldier's heart, though tears were on his cheek: Go, watch the foremost rank, in danger's dark career; Be sure the hand most daring then has wiped away a tear." Forms part of the William Caleb Loring illustrated envelope collection.

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