Totally Original - Not a Reproduction or Something Else. 8" x 12" and folded in the center to look like a miniature newspaper that is four pages.
The Whangdoodle Vol 1 #1. I believe this may have been a give-a-way at a sutler's wagon, a parody flyer to keep soldiers in the trenches laughing. It has a masthead date of Washington March 15 1865.
Certainly enough language at first to think it is real. It then begins to give a fictitious farewell from Fitz John Porter. Humor includes What follows a March? " A number of very bawdy puns based on venereal diseases and other things--"A Phiemaile in referene to a woman.
" A little blurp: "How do you open ranks? Fire a shell into'em.
I cannot find anything about this on the Internet - no copies in any public collection. From an Original Find in Central Virginia by a stamp collector who found it among period correspondence items. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Other Civil War Original Items". The seller is "ivymontcpa" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.