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Cover Addressed to Soldier in the 7th N.Y.S.M.

Postal envelope addressed to James C. Mayer, 8th Company, 7th Regiment, N.Y.S.M., Washington, D.[C.]. Care Col. Lefferts. C.D.S. New York, May 27, with 3 cents rose (Scott #64) George Washington postage stamp. Rough edges where the envelope was opened.

WBTS Trivia: The 7th New York State Militia was one of the America's most famous military units. Commanded by Colonel Marshall Lefferts, they were one of the first regiments to answer President Lincoln's call for troops after the bombardment of Fort Sumter and immediately left New York City (April...  

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1861 Cover Sent From Marietta, Ohio to Boston, Massachusetts

Postally used envelope with 1861 Marietta, Ohio postmark, and 3 cents embossed George Washington postage stamp with bulls eyes cancellation. Addressed to Miss Susan R. Fiske, C. Johnson, Esq., Chestnut St., Boston, Mass. Docket at left edge, Sister, April 25th, 1861. Light edge wear.  

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1861 Patriotic Cover, Scott's Tactics, Stopping Up The Rat Holes

Unused Union patriotic envelope with vignette of soldiers and dogs chasing rats which represent the Confederates. Imprint, "Scott's Tactics, Stopping Up The Rat Holes! When I want to catch a rat, I first stop up all the holes- W. Scott. Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1861, by Grant & Pittman, in the Clerk's Office of the Southern District of Ohio. Sold by Mumford & Co., Cincinnati." The "Scott" referred to is General Winfield Scott. Very fine condition.

General Winfield Scott: (1786-1866) A year older...  

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Confederate Cover Sent From Vicksburg, Mississippi to Richmond, Virginia

Mailed to Captain Will O. Crutcher of the "King Cotton Guards" of Mississippi


War date, Confederate cover, addressed to Captain Will O. Crutcher, King Cotton Guards, Box No. 1041, Richmond, Virginia, with Nov. 20, Vicksburg, Miss., double circle postmark and matching PAID 10 stamped in black. The envelope measures 5 3/8 x 2 3/8. Scarce. Very desirable war date Confederate Vicksburg cover.

William O. Crutcher was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, on September 8, 1838. He enlisted in the Confederate...  

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Cover Sent From Fredericksburg, Va. to Point Coupee, Louisiana

Used Civil War envelope with double C.D.S. Fredericksburg, Va., Jun. 7, with embossed 3 cents rose George Washington postage stamp. Addressed to Mrs. L. Lewis Taylor, Williamsport, Point Coupee Cty., [Parish], Louisiana. Very fine.

WBTS Trivia: Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana is located near Baton Rouge. The Battle of Baton Rouge was a land and naval battle fought on August 5, 1862. The Union victory halted Confederate attempts to recapture the capital city of Louisiana.  

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Cover Sent by Adjutant of the 40th Massachusetts Infantry

Used Civil War envelope that has been addressed to Mrs. Mary Varnam, Lawrence, Mass., with bold stamped "Due 3." At the top of the cover is written, "Soldier Letter, A.P. Browne, Adjt. 40th Mass." Light wear from being opened.

Able Parker Browne, who mailed this envelope was a 26 year old clerk from Salem, Mass., when he enlisted on May 26, 1862, as a 1st sergeant, and was mustered into the Salem Cadets Massachusetts Volunteer Militia. On May 25, 1862, Union Secretary of War, Edwin M. Stanton, sent out an alarm for militia...  

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Confederate Cover From Captain, 1st Georgia Regulars

Soldiers (Due) 10 with the Augusta, Ga. C.D.S. Dietz Type B all in violet, 2 APR. (1864). The envelope has been boldly endorsed by a Confederate Georgia officer at the top left, "R.H. Atkinson, Capt. 1st Ga. Regulars." Very nicely addressed to "Mrs. E.A. Atkinson, Macon, Georgia." Coarse paper cover which is probably homemade. Very fine war period Confederate Georgia cover.

Robert Holt Atkinson was commissioned second lieutenant in Company G, 1st Georgia Regulars, on February 1, 1861. He was promoted to first lieutenant in...  

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Corner Block of Four Confederate 10 Cents Postage Stamps

1863 Confederate postage stamps. Scott #11. Corner block of four 10 cents, Confederate States of America, postage stamps with bust of President Jefferson Davis. Printed by Archer & Daly, Richmond, Va. Large portion of the blank sheet is visible to the left of the stamps. Light corner and edge wear but in unused condition.
 

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1863 Confederate Cover Addressed to Colonel E.P. Alexander

Chief of Artillery, of General James Longstreet's 1st Corps, Army of Northern Virginia

It was Alexander's guns that bombarded the Union lines on Cemetery Ridge in preparation for the immortal Pickett's Charge, at Gettysburg, on July 3, 1863!

From Captain Pichegru Woolfolk, Ashland Virginia Light Artillery, who was severely wounded during the battle of Gettysburg and captured at Bowling Green, Kentucky!


War date Confederate envelope with pair of 5 cents Jeff Davis (Scott #7) postage stamps, with ink cancellation. Addressed by...  

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Confederate Cover From Captain of 1st South Carolina Volunteers

Signed and addressed by a Confederate captain who was wounded at Sharpsburg, Md., and Fort Harrison, Va.

Confederate war period used postal envelope. The cover has been signed and addressed by Captain Winsmith as follows. Written at the upper left corner is, "From Capt. Winsmith, Co. H, 1st S.C.V." He has addressed it to his father, "Dr. J. Winsmith, Glenn Springs P.O., South Carolina." The cover has a C.D.S. from Winchester, Va., Oct. 18, and it has been stamped in black at the upper right, "Due 10." Light...  

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1861 Confederate Cover From The Elite Georgia Hussars

War Between the States envelope addressed to Mrs. D.S. Stocking, Charleston, S.C., with C.D.S., Richmond, Va., Oct. 17, 1861, and hand stamped Due 5. Endorsed at the upper left, Priv. Jno. D. Munnerlyn, Georgia Hussars, Capt. J.F. Waring. Scarce and very desirable war date cover from the elite "Georgia Hussars."


The Georgia Hussars. Organized 13 February 1736. This troop of Mounted Rangers was raised by General Oglethorpe to patrol and protect the Colony of Georgia from the Spaniards and Indians. It fought at Bloody Marsh in 1742 and...  

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Cover Addressed to Yankee Major in New Orleans, La.

Sent to Major in the 11th New York Cavalry

Stamped Civil War envelope addressed to Maj. G.W. Richardson, Box 420, New Orleans, La., with 3 cents George Washington postage stamp (Scott #64) with C.D.S., Aurora, N.Y., Feb. 28.

George W. Richardson, age 36 years; enrolled on December 16, 1861, at New York City, to serve 3 years; mustered in as Captain, Co. K, 11th New York Cavalry, March 19, 1862; as Major, November 1, 1862; mustered out, July 21, 1865, at Memphis, Tennessee; not commissioned Captain; commissioned Major, March 1, 1864,...  

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