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Union Stationery Depot
The girl I left behind me.
Patriotic envelope collection. Series I: Civil War envelopes, 1861-1865.
New-York Historical Society
Pictorial Envelope: 1 envelope; 3 x 5 1/2 in. Soldier bidding goodbye to a woman dressed in stars and stripes. White envelope with colored ink. Image on left. Printed to right of image: 'The Girl I left Behind Me.' / 'He turn'd and left the spot - O! do not deem him weak - / For doubtless 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.'
About the Creator: The Union Stationery Depot operated at 106 Fulton Street in New York City.
Women and war
Military service, Voluntary
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