Remains to be seen whether Pvt. Clark of the Thirteenth Mississippi (Chapter Two, The Mississippi Brigade) would have found writing paper with an envelope like one of these, had his unit been successful at Fort Sanders. If he’d “captured” a Yankee envelope, however, he’d have had to mark up whatever patriotic Union symbols were on it.
This new book about the envelopes of the war is too pricey for me, but its cover of the covers certainly is worth considering. Sort of like looking at the rare color photos of World War II. You know real life is in color, but you’ve seen so many black-n-white photos of the war that you’ve forgotten it could be any other way.