The United States Civil War
1861 - 1865
Was fought between Northern and Pacific states ("the Union" or "the North") and southern states that voted to secede and form the Confederate States of America ("the Confederacy" or "the South”). The central cause of the war was the status of slavery, especially the expansion of slavery into newly acquired land after the Mexican-American War. Directed and monitoring the war at all angles was President Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, and the honorable patriot who would not only win the war but put forth all efforts to once again unite the states of America. Leading his army was General Ulysses S. Grant, one of America’s greatest soldiers. He would later become the 17th President of The United States. Here is a rare signed 3-/12” x 6” flag front envelope for notes or calling cards signed on the front by both America’s 16th President, Abraham Lincoln, and General Ulysses S. Grant who would go on to also become America’s 18th President.