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As It Is. As It Will Be.
Patriotic envelope collection. Series I: Civil War envelopes, 1861-1865.
New-York Historical Society
Pictorial Envelope: 1 envelope; 2 7/8 x 5 in. An open hand with names of Davis, Floyd, Stephens, Cobb, Bragg on each finger, followed by a closed hand with heads coming up out of the top of the fist. Pink envelope with black ink. Image on left side. Printed below top image: 'AS IT IS.' Printed below bottom image: 'AS IT WILL BE. / GEN SCOTT being asked what course / he intended to pursue in regard to the / rebels, answered by simply closing his / hand.'
Alexander Hamilton Stephens (February 11, 1812 - March 4, 1883) was the first and only Vice President of the Confederate States of America. Winfield Scott (June 13, 1786 - May 29, 1866) served as a General in the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, and the American Civil War on the Union side. A member of the Whig party, he ran an unsuccessful campaign for as the Whig nominee for President of the United States in 1852. John Buchanan Floyd (June 1, 1806 - August 26, 1863) was the 31st Governor of Virginia, and later the United States Secretary of War. He seceded from the Union and became a Brigadier General in the Confederate Army. Jefferson Davis (June 3, 1808 - December 6, 1889) was the first and only President of the Confederate States of America. Thomas Howell Cobb (September 7, 1815 - October 9, 1868), a Democrat, was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia's At-large and 6th congressional districts. He also served as the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. During the American Civil War, he was a President of the Provisional Confederate States Congress. Braxton Bragg (March 22, 1817 - September 27, 1876) was a career soldier. He served the United States Army, then seceded to the Confederate States of America at the start of the American Civil War. There, he became a General and commanded the Confederate forces in the Western Theater of the war.
Generals--History--Civil War, 1861-1865Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883Scott, Winfield, 1786-1866Floyd, John B. (John Buchanan), 1807-1863Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868Bragg, Braxton, 1817-1876
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