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The Attack AT 'Man-asses-gap.'
Patriotic envelope collection. Series I: Civil War envelopes, 1861-1865.
New-York Historical Society
Pictorial Envelope: 1 envelope; 3 x 5 1/2 in. Zouave soldier pointing his bayonet at a man with an oversized ass head. Cream envelope with gray ink. Image on left side. Printed below image: '[Copyright secured.] / THE ATTACK AT / 'Man-asses-gap' Junction.'
The caricature of a soldier with the head of a donkey is likely a caricature of a Confederate soldier; the only Zouave regiment to have fought at the First Battle of Bull Run was 11th New York Infantry Regiment (known also as Ellsworth's Fire Zouaves).
Zouaves--1850-1860Soldiers--Caricatures and cartoonsManassas (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865Bull Run, 1st Battle of, Va., 1861
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