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24 May 1861: Col. Ellsworth “House Breaker and Thief”

Item description: A Confederate pictorial envelope casting Col. Elmer E. Ellsworth as a thief. Ellsworth was the colonel of the 11th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, or the Fire Zouaves, known for their French inspired uniforms. He and his troops were stationed … Continue reading

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