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'If any one attempts to haul down the American flag, shoot him on the spot.'
Patriotic envelope collection. Series I: Civil War envelopes, 1861-1865.
New-York Historical Society
Pictorial Envelope: 1 envelope; 3 x 5 1/2 in. Caricature of Abraham Lincoln being shot by a cannon at close range with great force. Cream envelope with brown ink. Image on left side. Printed below image: 'If any one attempts to haul down the / American Flag, shoot him on the spot.'
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865-Caricatures and cartoons
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Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 - April 15, 1865) was the sixteenth President of the United States. As Commander in Chief of the United States, he led the Union during the Civil War. On April 15, he was shot in the back of the head at Ford's Theater by John Wilkes Booth. Lincoln died shortly thereafter.