Pvt. John Stewart on McLellan, Lincoln visit, Virginia, 1861Item 81176 info
Maine Historical Society
Pvt. John E. Stewart of Co. G of the 6th Maine Infantry often chose illustrated letterhead for his correspondence to his future wife, "Friend Samantha" Leighton and to his family.
This is among the letterhead that stresses the importance of the union of the states.
Here the word "Union" is in stars and stripes. The other imagery is the American seal, the eagle with talons holding symbols of peace and of war and the phrase "E Pluribus Unum" –– or "one from many."