Taking a casual glance at this patriotic envelope and seeing General Butler along with mention of the Navy and the picture of a Confederate fort being bombarded by naval ships as troops storm it, the first instinct is to think of the capture of New Orleans in April & May 1862 where Benjamin Butler, "The Beast", gained his infamous reputation for draconian control. But wait, was Commander Stringham the naval hero in the New Orleans assault? Nope, it was another man, Admiral David Farragut. So What's going on here?
|Our Army & Navy US 23 Patriotic Envelope|
(pictured is enlarged to show details; actual envelope size is the normal 5 1/2" by 3 3/8")