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Ellsworth Handbill Photo

This handbill depicts the death of Elmer Ellsworth, the first Union officer killed during the Civil War.  These were widely distributed to encourage support for the war effort.  Ellsworth was considered to be such a hero that many babies born at the time were given Ellsworth as a first or middle name in his honor.  Towns such as Ellsworth WI were also named after him.

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29 Nov 1996