"when I Wish To Catch Rats, I First Stop Their Holes."

This reproduction of an engraving implies that gaining control of Harpers Ferry, Virginia, would allow the Union army to neutralize threats from other Confederate cities. General Winfield Scott, who held command of the Union army until his resignation on November 1, 1861, is credited with the quote at bottom.

Description (physical):

H: 9 7/8", W: 7 15/16"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0002.0012
Institution:
American Heritage Archives