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The first blood.
Patriotic envelope collection. Series I: Civil War envelopes, 1861-1865.
New-York Historical Society
Pictorial Envelope: 1 envelope; 3 x 5 1/2 in. American Eagle in flight over text. Beige envelope with red ink. Image on top-left. Refers to attack on the 6th Massachusetts Infantry as it was travelling through Baltimore, April 19, 1861. Printed below image: 'THE FIRST BLOOD. / The first blood was shed in our Liberty's cause, / Was shed by the men of the Old Bay State, / And now from the world she received her applause, / For again she bleeds first, to seal Treacher's fate. / April, 19, 1861.'
United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 6th (1861-1864)Massachusetts--History--Civil War, 1861-1865PoetryEagles
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