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Uncle Sam sends his bird after traitor Jeff.
Patriotic envelope collection. Series I: Civil War envelopes, 1861-1865.
New-York Historical Society
Pictorial Envelope: 1 envelope; 3 x 5 1/2 in. Three African-Americans watch as Jefferson Davis is carried off by an eagle. Davis holds flag bearing skull and cross bones. Yellow envelope with black ink. Image on left. Says Jefferson Davis: 'O! Lord! / Let me alone.' Says the African American woman (at center): 'Golly, Mas'a Jeff; / You's in a bad fix / sure enough.' Printed below image: Uncle Sam sends his Bird after / Traitor Jeff.'
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889EaglesAfrican Americans
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Jefferson Davis (June 3, 1808 - December 6, 1889) was the first and only President of the Confederate States of America. He led the Confederate army and navy during the American Civil War. Uncle Sam is the personification of the United States of America. First given its unique name in 1813 by a meat packer from Troy, New York named Samuel Wilson, it was popularized in the 1860s and 1870s by the cartoonist Thomas Nast.