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   This is an example of an early Confederate patriotic letterhead. Such stationary was very popular during the early war years until paper shortages curtailed much of its manufacture.
   This letter is dated April 2, 1861, and was written from Charleston, South Carolina, by Miss C. H. Manigault. She wrote hopefully that “the fear of war is wearing off.” Only ten days later the bombardment of Fort Sumter commenced, heralding the beginning of the Civil War.
 

Example of Civil War stationary
 

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