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4869

CSA 4b, 5¢ light milky blue pair tied by almost discernible Virginia town cancel Sep 28 on pristine cover to Fancy Hill P.O., Va.

$350

 

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5029

CSA 4, 5¢ blue tied by indistinct CDS on small homemade cover, slightly reduced at left, addressed to “Mr. J.M. Garelnees, In care of Capt. Manley 7th Reg. N.C. State Troops, Gordonsville, Va.” The NC  7th Regiment proudly and fought with distinction at New Bern, Hanover Courthouse, Seven Days Battles, Cedar Run, Manassas Junction, Manassas Plains, Ox Hill, Harpers Ferry, Antietam, Shepherdstown, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Falling Waters, Bristoe Campaign, Mine Run Campaign, The Wilderness, Spotsylvania Courthouse, North Anna, Cold Harbor, Petersburg Siege, Gravel Hill, Russell's Mill, Ream's Station, Squirrel Level Road, Jones Farm, Pegram's Farm, and Hatcher's Run. $220.

$220

 

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5466
CSA 4, 5¢ blue, probably Stone 3 but not plated s can not be stated for certain, tied by partial strike of "Corinth Miss" balloon cds on fresh cover to Hernando, Miss., fresh and Fine

$190

 

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5422
CSA 4, 5¢ blue, margins a bit rough at left, tied neat  Mt. Carmel, S.C., June 25 (1862) on small neat narrow cover of Pettigrew correspondence to Haywood, N.C., Very Fine. Ex Wm. A. Fox

$250

 


4074

CSA 4, 4-margin 5¢ blue tied neat RICHMOND / Va // JUN / 9 / 1862 cds on homemade cover to “Mrs. John A. Benbury, Enfield, No.Ca. Care of Gov. Branch” which has been crossed out and redirected to Warrenton, N.C. John Avery Benbury (1827-1862) was a  captain in the 1st North Carolina Regiment, C.S.A. in Virginia  

$280

 

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6002

CSA 4, 5¢ blue,  clear color and impression, large margins all around, tied by "Richmond Va. / Mar 13 1862" cds on homemade cover to Clarksville, Va., tiny overall age speckles, Very Fine, 1982 PF certificate

$325

 


6694

CSA 4, 5¢ blue tied by indistinct cds (likely Gordonsville, Va) on cover addressed to “Rufus Lenoir, Esq., Lenoir, Caldwell Co., N.C.” with Lenoir crossed out and redirected to Fort Defiance; verso has contemporary docketing “Gordonsville” and in hand of sender on top back flap is noted “Jackson has cut off a whole lot of the Yanks on the Potomac & sent for reinforcements”reduced at left. Neat piece of history.

$280

 

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6706

CSA 4, 5¢ blue used on cover with Boykins Depot Va April 27 / 62 manuscript cancel on cover to “John W. Cunningham Esq Raleigh N.C.”, Ex Wyche and Tobias.

$350

 


6709

CSA 4, 5¢ blue pair, Stone 2 positions 37-38 (plated / signed by Daniel C. Warren) tied neatly on cover by RICHMOND / VA. // JAN / 17 /1863 cds on homemade cover with restored piece at upper left, addressed to “Mr. N. J. B. Whitlock, Dunville Enoch (County) Va”, 2008 SCV $450 – oddly enough a pair and a pair on cover catalog the same?

$400

 

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7062

CSA 4, 5¢  blue, Stone 2, plated by prior owner as position 6, large margins to clear, tied by two strikes of "Richmond Va. ? 18, 1862" cds on homemade cover to “Revd Wm N. Ward Care of Revd J. Peterkin, Richmond,Virginia”, Very Fine, overpaid drop letter, Ex Gunter

$300

 

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C1061

CSA 4b, 5¢ light milky blue pair tied double strikes of neat  RICHMOND / Va. // JUL / 6 / 1862 cds on pristine folded business letter to “Mssrs Thos Branch & Sons, Petersburg, Va.” from Dunlop, Moncure & Co., Extremely Fine Gem, Ex Tate

$650

 

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C1075

CSA 4, 5¢ blue pair with huge margins to just touching at left, tied by STAUNTON / Va. // JUN / 12 / 1862 cds on oversized cover to “R.I. Echols A.Q.M. (Assistant Quarter Master), Charlotte, N.C.” but misdelivered to Fayetteville where it received a double circle town cancel dated June 20th and ms. “Missent to & For(warde)d”, cover reduced at sides and edge worn, but a wonderful use. There is no additional fee assessed for the missent cover.  Echols is shown in military records as a Major in the field and staff of Gen. and Staff of CS Infantry. Ex Tate.

$450

 

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C1076

CSA 4, 5¢ blue, Stone 2 Position 8 with huge left margin showing part of adjacent stamp, tied neat blue COLUMBIA / S.C. // MAR / 2 cds on small homemade cover with some cover edge wear, addressed to “Miss Cora R. Jordan, Georgetown, S. Carolina”,  Ex Tate.

$220

 

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C1086

CSA 4 and 6, 5¢ blue lithograph and 5¢ blue typograph tied together by neat clear ORANGEBURG / S.C. // NOV / 12 (1862) double circle cancel on neat adversity cover made from a Patent Circular, addressed to “Hon. Wilmot G. DeSaussure, Adjutant Inspector Gen(eral), Columbia, So. Ca.”, a scarce mixed franking on a wonderful adversity cover. The DeSaussure family played heavily into South Carolina history and politics from the Revolutionary War through the Civil War and beyond. Signed Brian Green, Ex Tate.

$1,200

 

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C1087
CSA 4, 5¢ blue Stone 3, Position 29, tied SPARTANBURG / S.C. // MAY / 28 (1862) cds on wonderful adversity cover made from court document with two other strikes at far left, back flap missing and a bit edge worn. Addressed to “Mr.Edward J. Dean, Spartan Rifles, Jenkins Palmetto Sharp-Shooters, 2d Brigade Longstreet’s Division, Richmond, Va” with other ms routing “Care Capt Jo H. Evins” and “Forward to Regt!” under display flap. At the time this unit was part of Anderson’s Brigade, Longstreet’s Division, Army of Northern Virginia. This is the same correspondence as most of the Spartanburg provisionals. Very showy. Ex Tate.

$1,000

 

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C1163

CSA 4b, 5¢ light milky blue tied KINSTON / N.C. // JUN / 21 (1862) cds on homemade cover to “J.J. Hoyle, Esq. C. F. 55th Regt. N.C.T. Camp Mangum, Raleigh, N.C.” The 55th Infantry Regiment was organized at Camp Mangum, near Raleigh, NC in May 1862. The unit served in the Department of North Carolina, then moved to Virginia where it was assigned to General J.R. Davis' and Cooke's Brigade. It fought with the Army of Northern Virginia in Gettysburg, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Appomattox. The regiment lost 31% of the 640 engaged at Gettysburg and 59% of the 340 at The Wilderness. It surrendered with 4 officers and 77 men on April 9, 1865. Joseph J. Hoyle was not one of the lucky ones. He mustered in as a private at age 24 (a teacher) and rose to the rank of 1st Lieut. He was wounded at Globe Tavern, Va 8-18-64 and died of wounds in Richmond 9-1-64. Detailed military bio included

$300

 

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7744
CSA 4, 5¢ blue horizontal pair tied by TUPELO / MISS // JUN / 17 / 1862 cds on ornate embossed ladies cover to Spartanburg, SC, light cover toning and missing the bottom flap, A charmer. Ex Tate. $450.

$450

 

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7746

CSA 4, 5¢ blue, stone 2,  tied by RICHMOND / Va. cds on overpaid drop cover to “Judge R C L Moncure, Richmond, Va.”, flap faults, 2009 SCV $400.  $250.

$250

 

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7747

CSA 4b, 5¢ milky blue, stone 3, positions 35-36 (4 margins) tied by RICHMOND / Va. // JUN 18 / 1862 cds (Powell 3b) on cover to Greenville CH, SC, slight cover reduction at right, 2009 SCV $500. $400.

$400

 

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7812

CSA 4, 5¢ blue tied light GRIFFIN / GA. // MAR / 25 (1862) cds (4 margins) on neat homemade cover to “Mrs. M. A. E. Mooney, Greenville, So Ca”, small bit of back flap missing, otherwise Very Fine, Ex Kohn and Crouch.  $400.

$400

 

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8243

CSA 4b, 5¢ milky blue, two singles (small faults) tied by LITTLE ROCK / ARK. double circle cancels on adversity cover made from printed form, addressed to Mr A. D. Massre, Waxahachie, Ellis Co., Texas,, ink erosion in address and cover in rough shape, but scarce color stamps and Arkansas use. $300.

$300

 

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1203

CSA 4b, 5¢ milky blue tied RICHMOND / Va. // JUN / 28 / 1862 on clean homemade cover to Farmville, Va. $280.

$280

 


8811

CSA 4 & 7, 5¢ blue lithograph and typograph mixed franking on clean turned cover of 3¢ Nesbitt entire with inside addressed to Louisville, Ky with no postal markings. Manuscript cancels on stamps with small faults, addressed to Col. J. Duncan, Esq., Jackson, Miss. with docketing up left side of contents from “Dr. S.P. Phillips, Holly Sp[rin]gs [Miss] Aug. 9/62” and “Flora & Fruit.” Showy and scarce use, ex Wm. Weiss collection and illustrated in his book on adversity covers of the Confederacy. $450.

$450

 

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8391

CSA 4, 5¢ blue right sheet margin pair canceled with faint blue grid (very small faults) with matching blue RALEIGH / N.C. // JUL / 23 / 1862 dc  on cover to “Mrs Amanda Cork, Younguesville, SC” with endorsement of Private W. Cork, Alexander’s Company, 56th N.C. Troops., slightly reduced at right. $325. 

 

Walter Cork was a 20 year-old student when he enlisted on April 21, 1862 as a private in Company K 56th Infantry. He was taken prisoner 3-25-65 at Fort Stedman, Va. (part of Lee’s Petersburg campaign in the waning days of the war)  and confined to Point Lookout where he died of scurvy 5-28-65 after two months a prisoner. Military record included.

$325

 

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8393

CSA 4, 5¢ blue pair, Stone 3 according to prior owner (not plated by me) tied double strike of bold RICHMOND / Va. //  JUL / 11 / 1862 cds on cover to Mr. James H. Hollingsworth, Augusta, Ga. $350.

$350

 


8981

CSA 4, 5¢ blue pair tied AUGUSTA / GA // JUN / 27 double circle cancel on clean homemade cover to Mr. W. R. Johnson, Petersburg, Va., Very Fine $400.

$400
 

9930

CSA 4, 5¢ blue, tied bold FORT GAINES / Ga. // MAY / 29 [1862] cds on blue cover to Major O P Anthony, Pantowles C.&.S.R.R., S.C. 51st Reg Ga Vol.; flap tear, Ex Kohn  $250. 

 

Oliver P. Anthony enlisted at the age of 30 years old on 3/22/1862 as a Major, commissioned into Field & Staff  Ga 51st Infantry (Army of Northern Virginia).  Promoted to Lt. Col. 5-2-63; fought at Manassas, Antietam, Gettysburg and Chickamauga; resigned 7/14/1864.

$250
 

10269
CSA 4, 5¢ blue pair tied COLUMBUS / Miss // AUG / 1 cds on square (not reduced, this is the shape) homemade turned cover to Mrs. Sallie Witaker, Marion, Miss; inside use handcarried to Mrs. M. S. Welch, Alamutcha, Miss.  $350.
$350
 

10270

CSA 4, 5¢ blue vertical pair, top stamp with WHITE CRAVAT VARIETY and bottom stamp close to being the same, irregular margins and small pre-use tear on top stamp at right, used with manuscript cancel of Newton Station, Miss, July 6 / 62 on cover to Mr. Jesse Thomas, Marietta, Ga with endorsement “From M. Thomas, Soldier”; more in-depth research needs to be done to determine which Thomas this was, slightly reduced at left.  $220.

$220
 

10273

CSA 4, 5¢ blue top sheet margin vertical pair, tied QUITMAN / MISS // JUL / 21 cds with second clear strike at left on somewhat stained cover to Mrs. Sarah P. Elam, Millard PO, Ga.; top back flap missing and side flap tear.  $200.

$200
 

10637

CSA 4b light milky blue, Stone 2, tied by LAURENS C. H. / S.C. // JUN / 30 [1862] cds on folded letter headed Greenville SC to Mrs. Mary A. Stevenson, Carnsville Georgia, sealed tear at bottom and top left, some archival repaired splitting along folds, stamp with horizontal file fold and slight soiling, Very Fine appearance, scarce use on last day of 5¢ rate - a key exhibit date, which changed to the flat rate of 10¢ irrespective of distance the following day. Part of bottom of the last page cut out, although does not get into the writing. Letter from sister to sister concerning “these troublesome times…everywhere you turn you[r] eyes there is distress[ed] Mother weeping for their children and refuse to be comforted” – this in regard to disease and not military service. Writer mentions numerous deaths by name and describes on in particular in great detail of suffering. Then the letter does turn to battle and the wounded and killed by name.“ I have been spinning today it will nearly take all our Cotton money to pay taxes and thread is so high two dollars a bunch.”  Mentions relatives serving on James Island (Charleston Harbor)  $550.

$550
 

9402 

CSA 4a, 5¢ dark blue pair used with manuscript cancel of  Macfarlands Va / June 23rd on clean homemade cover to Miss E. M. Smithson, Chesterfield, Va Care J. A. Coleman  $230.

$230
 

11017

CSA 4, 5¢ blue Stone 2, Position 10 right sheet margin copy tied SAVANNAH / Ga. cds on cover to Mrs. Fannie Boynton, Care Jno Andrews, Griffin, Georgia; Ex Daniel C. Warren.  $220.

$220
 

10810

CSA 4a,  5¢ dark blue Stone 3, Position 6 as plated and signed by Leonard H. Hartmann, tied RICHMOND / Va. // APR / 27 / 1862 (pre-use vertical crease) on cover to Mrs. S. W. Carmichael, Palmyra PO, Fluvannah Co, Virginia endorsed by Lt. J. R. Bryan, Hd Qrs Axxx. Scarce FIRST MONTH USE of STONE 3 with great military endorsement. The Bryan and Carmichael families were related.  $550.


John Randolph Bryan 
was A.D.C. Staff of General J. B. Magruder, 1862. Dr. Spottswood Wellford Carmichael (1830-1904) served as Asst. Surgeon 2nd Battalion, 1st Brigade, Virginia Volunteers.  Much more information on both men on linked page.

$550
 

10811 

CSA 4a variety, 5¢ dark blue Stone 3, Position 33 with C and E joined, in combination with CSA #6, 5¢ blue (both stamps small faults) tied together by neat blue LYNCHBURG / Va. // AUG / 5 [1862] on folded business letter to Messrs W. D. Tompkins & Bro., Richmond, Va. from Staples & Anderson in the hand of Hon. Waller R[edd] Staples as testified to in writing on the cover and signed with a flourish by a signature with which I am not familiar. Ex August Dietz and Ronald R. Tate. $750.


Waller Redd Staples (1826 –1897) was a Confederate Congressman. More information on linked page.

$750
 

10834 

CSA 4, 5¢ blue variety (with mutilated E of BLUE CENTS) lightly tied MADISON / N.C. on on folded business letter headed Danbury March 29th 1862 to Dr. T[homas] C. Pugh, Greensboro, N.C.; transcript of letter included from B. M. Jones saying “After seeing Mr. Daniel, I did not think it absolutely necessary that I should see you in regard to the bond for the hire of the negroes.”  Madison is in the Northern Piedmont area in Rockingham County of North Carolina. Danbury is in Stokes County, about 20 miles from Madison. This was said by a prior owner to be the only known postmark of the period from Madison, but I have not confirmed that. Scarce, in any case. A very detailed bio is included from unpublished database of Hambrecht, F.T. & Koste, J.L., Biographical register of physicians who served the Confederacy in a medical capacity. $600.

 

Dr. Thomas Colman Pugh (aka Pugg; Paugh) was an Assistant Surgeon info Field & Staff NC 17th Infantry, transferred to 7th Ga as Asst. Surgeon 7-2-65. More information on both men on linked page.

$600
 


11167

CSA 4, 5¢ blue tied by neat target cancel with matching SELMA / ALA // APR / 14 [1862] cds on protest notice for non-payment  of draft of Benjamin Trimble of Wetumpka, Ala. from the notaries public for Louisiana State Bank. This sent only a week before the Union attack and two weeks before Union occupation of New Orleans. Ex Malpass and Tate. $450.

$450
 

11428 

CSA 4, 5¢ light blue tied by blue grid with matching neat  UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA / VA // MAY 2 / 1862 double circle on cover to Mr. H. P. R. McCoy, Raleigh, North Carolina.  Southern Historical Society papers show McCoy was from Union Theological Seminary at Hampden Sidney who served as a chaplain in the Confederate army; Ex Thacker.  $275.

$275
 


11465 

CSA 4, 5¢ blue (2 singles of slightly differing shades) used with pen cancels on folded letter with COBHAM / Va. cds (ms J[u]n 29 [1862] date) addressed to “Capt. Alfred L. Rives, Engineer Office, War Department, Richmond” with “Urgent” at lower left; Excellent letter headed “Castle Hill (the family estate) 29 June 1862” from his father, the illustrious William Cabell Rives.  It says, “My Dear Son, Tho’ we have an imperfect account of the late event, it seems certain that we have put the enemy to flight & have a fair prospect of capturing his discomfited army. God be praised for his great mercies! – I have written the enclosed letters of congratulation to the President & General Lee which I have left open under flying seals that you may read them if you please & then put wafers, also enclosed, herewith the seals & deliver them as soon as possible to their respective destinations as soon as possible as the value of such congratulations depends always on their promptness. I wish you would offer to General Randolph de vive voix, my hearty congratulations on the great & most auspicious , as well as glorious termination of the ?? conflict. – Hoping to hear from you once sure of the details of these events, which have made us all most devoutly thankful. I remain  in haste, most affectionately yours, WC Rives”This was undoubtedly referring to the one of the battles that was a part of the Seven Days’ Battle which cost 919 Union casualties compared to approximately 450 Confederate.  On June 29th, 1862 the Battle of Savage’s Station ends the series of events by a driving rainstorm.  This cover and letter are subject of my column “The Confederate Post” in the July-August 2012 issue of the American Stamp Dealer & Collector. Ex Thacker. $550.

 

Alfred Landon Rives was born in 1830 in Paris, France, the son of William Cabell Rives, the distinguished minister to France. During the War, he was acting chief engineer for the State of Virginia and later for the Confederate States, which position he held until the end of the War as a Colonel. He was one of the two Chiefs of the Corps of Engineers to General Robert E. Lee.

$550
 

11466 

CSA 4, 5¢ blue  and CSA 6, 5¢ blue used with pen cancels on folded letter with COBHAM / Va. cds (ms Aug 1st [1862] date) addressed to ”Capt. Alfred L. Rives, Engineer Office, War Department, Richmond” with “WCR” at lower left; Excellent letter headed “Castle Hill (the family estate) 31 July 1862” from his father, the illustrious William Cabell Rives. It says, in part, “We were all very much pleased with your letter of the 13…with news that Lieut. Minor had brought back from McClellan’s ‘ New base of operations’ and Mr. Cridland’s account of Lord Seymours’s impression of the six days’ battle…at present the cloud seems to be gathering in this quarter & I trust the government is fully aware of the importance of largely reinforcing Genl. Jackson.” The elder Rives includes part of a newspaper advertisement and another letter to William C. Rives from Alfred T. Harris concerning the hiring of an overseer. In part, the Harris letter says “The recent military operations in this vicinity will give us some respite it is true but I fear neither the opinion of the civilized world nor the sober reflections of the enemy himself will induce him to speedily acknowledge the folly and wickedness of the attempt to subjugate the South.” The “six days’ battle” is what history now refers to as the Seven Days’ Battle. This and another cover and letter are subject of my column “The Confederate Post” in the July-August 2012 issue of the American Stamp Dealer & Collector. Fully  typed transcript  included which was done by Judge Harry J. Lemley. Ex Lemley and Thacker. Mixed frankings are prized by Confederate collectors as well as the Rives correspondence for its often excellent content.  $650.

 

Alfred Landon Rives was born in 1830 in Paris, France, the son of William Cabell Rives, the distinguished minister to France. During the War. More information on linked page.

$650
 


11706
 

CSA 4, 5¢ blue (small internal crease) tied by neat CHARLESTON / S.C. // JUN / 3 / 186[2] cds on pristine cover to Andrew P. Calhoun Esq., Pendleton, So.C.; A. P. Calhoun was the son of John C. Calhoun. Very Fine, Ex Richard L. Calhoun   $260.


Andrew Pickens Calhoun
 was son of firebrand John C. Calhoun. Much more information on linked page.

$260
 

11805

CSA 4a, 5¢ dark blueStone 2, tied blue PETERSBURG / Va. // MAR / 2X [1862] cds on blue folded letter to Edw[ard] Drumgoole Esq, Summitt, No. Ca. from McIlwaine Sons & Co. regarding sale of meal and wheat. $325.

$325
 

11984
CSA 4, 5¢ blue (pre-use crease or sealed tear) tied by SAVANNAH Ga. / Paid // MAR / 2 / 1862 cds on cover to Mr. W. H. Creach, Ocmulgeeville, Coffee Co. Ga; bit of scrap book adhesion to back flaps otherwise fresh, Fine  $150.
$150
 

11985

CSA 4, 5¢ blue pair (pre-use faults) tied by Georgia double circle postmark partly struck off top of small homemade cover to Master W. S. Bean, Clarkesville Ga; $200.

$200
 

11987

CSA 4b, 5¢ milky blue two singles (faulty) tied neat blue CHARLOTTESVILLE / VA // JUNE / 26 / 1862 double circle on bit soiled cover to Mrs. Martha Campbell, Seguin Texas – double rate for over 500 miles. $250.

$250
 


11905

 

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Hillyer letter-page 1

Hillyer letter-page 2

Gov. Brown letter

CSA 4, 5¢ blue singles placed in either top corner of the envelope, one canceled by a grid and the other by an Athens, Georgia postmark. Included is a long letter from Judge Junius Hillyer to his son, Captain George Hillyer, dated Athens July 29th, 1862. He states that he has spoken to Governor Joseph E. Brown, and that he will do everything in his power to get George a solicitorship as soon as Col. [Samuel Pinckney] Thurmond resigns. Capt. Hillyer had served in the Georgia legislature before the war. His father had been a U.S. Congressman representing Georgia before the war as well as Solicitor of the United States Treasury under Buchanan from December 1, 1857 to February 13, 1861 when he resigned after Georgia joined the Confederacy. Thus it is obvious they were both well acquainted with Georgia Governor Joseph E. Brown. With his letter to his son, the elder Hillyer included a letter in the hand of Governor Brown, signed and dated July 27th, 1862 (ALS) in which Brown says, “It will afford me very great pleasure to appoint George in his [Thurmond’s] place if the Col. resigns his office…I have every confidence in George and have for him the warmest friendship.”

Judge Hillyer’s letter says that George can base his action upon the assurance that Governor Brown would give him that appointment. The stumbling block, of course, is that this would happen only after Thurmond resigned. Judge Hillyer, according to his letter to George, had a personal interview with Thurmond which he recounted, “I told him today that I was authorized by you to claim the office & asked him to make out his resignation. He said that he could not do it until you resigned & came home. He said that if he were to resign now, it might turn out that you might change your mind or the government might refuse to accept your resignation & give you a discharge & that then in that event he would have lost his place without any reason. He said that it had been some time since I heard from you & that you might have perfectly recovered your health. He said the place was ready for you provided you claimed it at once. But until you put yourself in a position to accept it he did not feel willing to give up. He talked very fair & did not seem disposed to dodge but appeared to be candid & acting in perfect good faith. I told him that there was much good reason in his position & that I thought you could not object to it. So the matter stands. If you can resign & be discharged & come home I have no doubt that Thurman will place his resignation in your hands & you can go with it to Gov. Brown & get the appointment. He authorizes me to say so…My own opinion is that you had better get a furlough for sixty days in that time you can look over the ground. If you get a furlough you can resign as soon as you please…”

Capt. George Hillyer (1835 –1927) left his law practice to join the Confederate Army and raised a company known as the Hillyer Rifles in June 1861.  Hon. Junius Hillyer, had been a U.S. Congressman representing Georgia before the war as well as Solicitor of the United States Treasury to February 13, 1861, when he resigned after Georgia joined the Confederacy. Much more information on the linked page.

 

A scarce insight into the war via communication between father and son with fantastic addition of an ALS from Georgia Civil War Governor Joseph E. Brown, one of the most successful politicians in Georgia history. Subject of one of my columns in The American Stamp Dealer and Collector. $750.

$750

12435

CSA 4, 5¢ blue pair tied by almost discernible NC postmark (I’m sure a NC will figure it out) on homemade cover to “Hon. Thomas Ruffin (in his absence Mrs. Ruffin) Near Graham, Alamance County, N. Carolina”. Ruffin was a prominent politician and CSA officer who was captured 3 different times, wounded at Gettysburg and ultimately killed at Auburn Mills, Va 10-15-63; slightly reduced at top with part of top flap missing. $175.

$175
 

12328

CSA 4-2, 5¢ blue Stone 2, position 17. used with UNIONVILLE / S.C. // JUNE 3 [1862] on showy adversity cover made from Unionville Female High advertising flyer . An old photocopy is included which shows the cover open and fully readable before closed back up and sealed. It gives a full proposal of how the school is to be established and run in the old Methodist Church. Unionville became Union in 1873. Addressed to Rev. Whiteford Smith, Spartanburg, S.C. Nifty adversity use. $400.

$400
 

12965

CSA 4 5¢ blue, Stone 2 and Stone 3 used in opposite upper corners on the same cover: two singles tied by MEMPHIS / TEN. // APR / 29 / 1862 circular datestamps on cover to Mr. Wm. J. Cathey, Belton Tex.; left stamp Stone 3, Position 41, smeared "E" in "Postage" variety, right stamp Stone 2, Position 43, slightly irregular separation into bottom of one and right of other, otherwise Very Fine and unusual use from both stones on cover, SCV as single Stone 3 on cover $500. $600.

$600
 

13057

CSA 4-2, 5¢ blue tied SUFFOLK / Va. // MAR / 22 cds on cover to Mrs. A. McIntyre, Marion C.H., S.C. with manuscript “Mail Direct” routing instruction at lower left, bit of scuffing at left cover edge.  $220.

$220
 

13058

CSA 4-2, 5¢ blue tied blue COLUMBIA / S.C. // APR 21 [1862] cds on fresh homemade cover to G. A. Fike Esq, Damascus S.C., slightly reduced at left, Very Fine. $220.

$220
 

13059

CSA 4-2, 5¢ blue, position 48 tied neat SAVANNAH Ga. / PAID // MAY / 9 [1862] cds on cover to A. L. Alexander, Washington, Geo., top back flap missing otherwise Fine. Plating by Hartmann on verso.  $220.

$220
 

13060

CSA 4-2, 5¢ blue tied KNOXVILLE / TEN // MAY [1862] cds on homemade cover to George H. Neill, Rogersville, Tenn., faint file fold at center. $230.

$230
 

13063

CSA 4-2, 5¢ blue position 9 tied RICHMOND / Va. // MAR / 5 / 1862 cds on cover to Mr. George Calvert, Upperville, Va. – quite early postmark. Earliest recorded is February 26, 1862 so this is first week of use. Ex Walcott and Ashbrook. CSA Catalog places a 200% premium on February or March 1862 dated postmarks on cover thus this catalogs $900. $700.

$700
 

13485

CSA 4, 5¢ blue with four large margins all around, tied by double strike of HOUSTON / TEX // SEP cds on cover to John Beaty Esqr, Marshall, Harrison Co, Texas; somewhat reduced at left. $525.
$525

1203

CSA 4b, 5¢ milky blue tied RICHMOND / Va. // JUN / 28 / 1862 cds on homemade cover to Miss Sue J. Ely, Farmville, Va.  $240.

$240

13870

CSA 4-3b, 5¢ light milky blue, Stone 3, position 35 plated on verso by Knapp, tied STAUNTON / VA // JUN / 26 / 1862 cds on homemade cover to Miss Sallie C. Thompson, Fancy Hill, Rockbridge [County]  SCV $500. $450.

$450
12364

CSA 4 / CSA 6 mixed franking used with manuscript cancel of “Fords Va / Septr 22/62” on homemade cover. 2005 CSA Certificate #04632. Scarce mixed franking and small town cancel. I assume this is today the unincorporated community of Ford, Va in Dinwidde County, Va. Addressed to Messr A & J M Connan, Petersburg, Va. $450.

$450

14970

CSA 4, 5¢ blue tied blue COLUMBIA / S.C. // MAY / 10 [1862] cds on cover to Hon. Wm. H. Gist, Charleston Hotel, Charleston, So. Ca. which address is crossed out and redirected to Columbia, SC with large CHARLESTON / S.C. // MAY / 12 / 186[2] cds and red crayon “for 5” for FORWARDED charges. Opening tear across the top above (but not into) the stamp. William Henry Gist was the 68th Governor of SC from 1858-1860 and a leader of the secession movement / Signor of the ordinance of Secession. $250.

$250

15030

CSA 4, 5¢ blue tied CHARLESTON / S.C. // JUL / 10 / 186[2] cds on UNDERPAID cover (rates were raised on July 1, 1862 to universal 10¢ regardless of distance) addressed to Mrs. Martha A. E. Drummond, Williston So Ca. in care of John W. Drummond, Joices Branch Club; slightly reduced at left. No postage charged or collected. Ex Karrer. $200.

$200


15030

CSA 4, 5¢ blue tied CHARLESTON / S.C. // JUL / 10 / 186[2] cds on UNDERPAID cover (rates were raised on July 1, 1862 to universal 10¢ regardless of distance) addressed to Mrs. Martha A. E. Drummond, Williston So Ca. in care of John W. Drummond, Joices Branch Club; slightly reduced at left. No postage charged or collected. Ex Karrer. $200.

$200


15096

CSA 4, 5¢ blue, single with 3 large margins, tied by clear strike of true green MONTICELLO / GA. // MAY / 31 cds on cover to Lucius L. Lanier, Planters Hotel, Augusta Ga. where forwarded to Eatonton Ga., FORWARDING POSTAGE paid by second 5¢ stamp (4-margin )tied by AUGUSTA / GA. // JUN / 1 dcds, slightly reduced at sides, left stamp with pre-printing paper fold, Fine, attractive use, exceedingly scarce with the green cancel. Ex Drake and Powell, who wrote a monograph on forwarded uses. $1,100.

$800


15494

CSA 4-3b, 5¢ milky blue, STONE 3, positions 47-48 pair tied by neat double rim ASHLAND / VA // AUG / 30 cds on cover to William Davenport, Esq, Palmetto, Ga, at lower left “S. S. Davenport, Co. C, 35th Ga. Regt. Plating verified and signed by Leonard Hartmann, light water stains across top, SCV $625. $300.

$300


15579

CSA 4, 5¢ blue (Stone 2, position 44, as plated by Knapp) tied red CAMDEN / S.C. // JUN / 23 [1862] double circle cancel on small commercially made cover to “Capt. E. B. Cantey, 6 Regt. S.C.V., Genl. Anderson’s Brigade, Genl. Longstreet’s Division Richmond, Va.” Great military address! Ex Kohn and Brandon. $250.

$250


15768

CSA 4, 5¢ blue (small faults) used with manuscript cancel and LITTLE ROCK / ARK double circle datestamp on cover with manuscript “Due 5” addressed to Miss Carrie M. Muldrow, Washington, Hempstead County, Arkansas. Minor top edge and flap faults, Ex Harrie Mueller, Scott Gallagher and Clippert. $450.

$450


14928

CSA 4a, 5¢ dark blue tied WILMINGTON / N.C. // MAY / 3 cds on cover to “Cashier of ‘Merchants’ Bank of Newberne,’ Raleigh, N.C.” which has been crossed out and FORWARDED to Greensboro. Information on NC banking system prior to 1865 at http://www.historync.org/NCbankspre1865.htm. $300

$300


14929

CSA 4a, 5¢ dark blue tied neat large balloon postmark of HIGH POINT / N.C. // APR / 30 [1862] on cover to J. Fulford, Esq, Greensboro, N.C. Joseph Fulford was a teller at the Merchants’ Bank of Greensboro. Information on NC banking system prior to 1865 at http://www.historync.org/NCbankspre1865.htm. $300.

$300


15953

CSA 4, 5¢ blue tied light GEORGETOWN / SC // MAY / 1862 on neat adversity cover fashioned from a printed South Carolina political form, addressed to Miss Maria L. Middleton, Summerville, South Carolina. The Middleton correspondence is well known by Confederate students. Maria married Thomas Watts Doar. The Middleton and Doar family papers are in the SC Historical Society. $350.

$350


15980

CSA 4, 5¢ blue tied MOUNT OLIVE / N.C. // JUN / 3 [1862] cds on square commercially made envelope to Miss M. M. Cowan, Chapel Hill, N.C., Care of Judge Person. Ex Malpass. $170.

$170


15990

CSA 4 and CSA 7, 5¢ blue MIXED FRANKING, both stamps with pre-use faults and tied bold strikes of Army of Northern Virginia 7-bar grids (CC Type ANV-02) on homemade cover to Capt. F. B. Deane, A. S. Q Master Pendleton’s Artillery Corps, Richmond, Va, Care Mess R. Hakanry & Co.; part of top back flap missing. $300.

 

Francis B. Deane founded Tredegar Iron Works. Much more information on linked page.

$300


16165

CSA 4, 5¢ light milky blue vertical pair (raggedly separated into design) tied double strike of RICHMOND / Va. // JUN / 23 / 1862 cds on homemade cover to Mrs. Lou D. Coombs, Laurens Hill, Laurens County, Georgia. Beautiful shade of stamps. Ex Cox $190.

$190


16449

CSA 4a, 5¢ dark blue tied neat SAVANNAH Ga. / PAID // MAY / 21 cds used over charge box notation on clean commercially made cover to Mrs. Peter Jones Williams, Milledgeville, Geo.; slightly reduced at left. Pretty use. $200.

Peter Jones Williams (1793-1857) built in 1818 one of the earliest in Milledgeville; built by slave labor, it was called the Homestead. A splendid home, it was owned for many generations by his descendants.

$200


16450

CSA 4, 5¢ blue tied neat CHARLESTON / S.C. // MAY / 14 cds on homemade cover to Cornwell Turnout, S.C., which was situated on the Charlotte & South Carolina Railroad and, earlier, a stagecoach stop. The Cornwell Inn, built circa 1841 by Elijah Cornwall, is one of South Carolina’s few surviving buildings with a direct link to antebellum transportation. Signed Dietz on top back flap. $150.

$150


16474

CSA 4, 5¢ blue (3 margins) tied grid with SPARTANBURG / S.C. // MAY / 2 / 1862 double circle datestamp on clean commercially made cover to D. Guindelock (likely should be Gundelach), Esq, Union C.H., S.C., with contents docketing at left “J. S. Chambers, May 2/62. $200.

$200


16475

CSA 4, 5¢ blue (4 margins) tied WALHALLA / S.C. // MAR / 31 [1862] cds on folded MUSTER ROLL (!) addressed to Col. J. W. Norris, Rock Hills PO, Anderson District, So. Ca.; inside is the 18 July 1862 dated Muster Roll of the 1st State Reserves, Capt. Norris’ Company with list of officers and soldiers. Both postmark and inside date perfectly genuine but seemingly at odds; perhaps outer folded lettersheet used as letter paper later in the year (speculation). In CSA military records, J.W. Norris enlisted 8-1-63 as a Sergt. Major in Co. C, SC 1st State Troops Infantry. Some reinforced file folds, RARE! $350.

$350


16967

CSA 4, 5¢ light milky blue, likely Stone 3 but not plated, tied on small commercially made ladies cover (small flap faults) by RICHMOND / Va. // JUN / 26 / 1862 cds, lightly penned address to Miss M. G. Howard, Newberry, SC. Just under the 500-mile limit for the 5¢ rate. Ex Wayman. $220.

$220


17142

CSA 4a, 5¢ dark blue (said by prior owner to be Stone 3 but not plated) 3 large margins tied bold RICHMOND / Va. // JUN / 20 / 1862 cds on cover to T.P.K. Griffith, Huntsville, Yadkin County, N. Carolina, from a soldier in the 28th NC Infantry (per Brian Green and signed by him) who was killed in December 1862 (likely Fredericksburg). Original soldier LETTER (mundane) headed June 18th 1862 telling him to direct his letter to 28th NCV in Richmond and signs it John Hyres but I have not been able to locate his military records.  $250.

$250


17342

CSA 4-3b, Stone 3, 5¢ milky blue, two singles (small faults) canceled with numeral “5” cancels with matching ALSTON / S.C. CDS with manuscript date July 10, 1862, on adversity cover made of legal deed and addressed to “Surgeon C. E. Fleming, 22 Regt S.C.V., expected at Marcus L. Brown, Esq., Columbia, S.C.” where then forwarded at no charge to “Fort Johnson, Charleston” with blue July 17 COLUMBIA / S.C. CDS, cover with small edge faults. Former owner plates the stamps as Stone 3, positions 16 and 26. 2008 CSA certificate not noting plating (not then a provided service) or shade. Scarce combination of shades and markings, most desirable. Ex Stone and Fisher. $500.

Dr. C. E. Fleming was a Surgeon 22nd S.C. Regt. Evans Brigade, as well as serving early in the war in 5th SC Volunteers. Much more information on linked page.

$500


17347

CSA 4-2, 5¢ light blue, Stone 2, position 7 (as plated by Knapp), tied beautifully struck large 36 mm BALLOON POSTMARK of MURFREESBOROUGH / N.C. // APR / 10 [1862] on cover to Miss M. A. C. Baker, Howellsville P.O., Robeson Cty, N.C.; stamp with light pre-use crease and bottom back flap missing; Pretty! $325.

$325


17609

CSA 4-3b, 5¢ milky blue, Stone 3, positions 9-10 top sheet margin pair part margin of which has been folded over the top of the cover, tied neat RICHMOND / Va. // MA[?] / 31 / 1862 cds, to Col. H. H. Cumming, Augusta, Georgia, with “For E.C.H.” at lower left, trivially reduced at left, Very Fine. This cover will be featured in one of my forthcoming columns in the American Stamp Dealer & Collector. SCV $650.  $375.

Col. Henry Harford Cumming, an attorney by profession, was known as the father of the Augusta Canal. During the Civil War, the canal had a large part in planning the Confederate Powderworks situated there. More information on linked page.

$375


17610

CSA 4-3b, 5¢ milky blue, Stone 3, positions 34/35, tiniest faults most would not mention, tied neat CHARLESTON / S.C. // MAY / 29 / 186_ CDS on homemade cover to Mrs. Elisa J. Mar, Camden, So. Ca., SCV $650.  $300.

$300


17486

CSA 4-2 and CSA 6 used in combination to make 10¢ rate (both faulty but presentable) tied beautifully struck bold blue PATTONSBURGH / Va. // NOV / 4 cds on cover to James M. Lilly, Staunton, Va. with manuscript directive at lower left “post master please hand over …” Ex Tate and Fisher. Excellent Mixed Franking. $450.

James M. Lilly served in Co. B, Va. 23rd Batt’n Infantry, Hounshell’s Batt’n Va. Infantry, Derrick’s Batt’n Infantry. More information on linked page.

$450


17743

CSA 4-2a, 5¢ dark blue, Stone 2, oversized copy showing parts of two adjoining stamps at top and left, tied neat blue LYNCHBURG / Va. // MAY cds on small lady’s cover (4 5/8” x 2 5/8”) to Miss Jeanie M. Waller, Care of Mrs. Sally Claiborne, Dillard’s Mill, Nelson County, Va., sealed back flap tear, 1988 Paul J. Alcuri (English) certificate and signed by him in pencil to right of stamp. $300.

$300


18038

CSA 4, 5¢ lithograph and CSA 6, 5¢ typograph tied together by RICHMOND / Va. // JUL / 25 / cds on cover to Mrs. Mary W. Overton, Care of Mrs. N. T. Blanton, Farmville, Va. Scarce mixed franking. $200.

$200


18177
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Listed in CSA 4 and Miscellaneous, Section 2

CSA 4-2, 5¢ blue with large to full margins (affixed with red sealing wax), tied by blue PETERSBURG / Va. // MAY / 4 [1862] cds on folded cover addressed to Mrs. H. Ashton Ramsay Care of D’Arcy Paul, Esq., pencil notation "Written on Ram Virginia" at top left by her CS Navy husband, Very Fine example of an OVERPAID DROP LETTER RATE from the CSS Virginia, which was the first steam powered ironclad warship built by the Confederate States, ex Warren. $550.

Henry Ashton Ramsay served as Chief Engineer on the CSS Virginia in the Confederate Navy. Captain D’Arcy W. Paul served as an officer in Company K, 12th Regiment Virginia Infantry, Mahone’s Division, A. P. Hill’s 3rd Corps, Army Northern Virginia. More information is found on the linked page.

$550

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