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Civil War - Soldiers Longing to Return Home

During America’s Civil War, soldiers on both sides dreamed of returning home. This image depicts an envelope, used to enclose a letter sent by a Union soldier in 1862, and reflects a hoped-for homecoming scene.

The U.S. Library of Congress describes the object with these words:

Civil War envelope showing eagle emblem in front of camp scene and homecoming scene with message “The soldier's dream.”

The envelope is addressed to “Rev. C. U. Heilman, A.B., Mercersburg, Franklin Co., Penna” (Pennsylvania). It was sent by means of a 3-cent stamp.

Part of the “Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs,” the envelope was gifted to the Library of Congress in 2010. Click on the image for a full-page view.


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Image online via the U.S. Library of Congress.

 

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