Stampless Covers - Georgia


EATONTON / GA. / NOV double circle cancel and handstamped PAID with no rate on pristine homemade cover to Centre P.O., Ala., Superb. $170.

$ 170


CARTERSVILLE / Ga.// SEP / 24 handstamped PAID (no rate) on cover addressed to “Capt Thomas F. Jones, 16th Geo Batt Partz Rangers Lt. Col. Nix, Knoxville, Tennessee”, Fine  Thomas Franklin Jones was in three different Georgia companies during the War and severely wounded in the arm at Morristown TN in 1864. (Military bio included) 

$ 180


EATONTON / Ga. // JUN / 15 handstamped PAID 5 on small embossed ladies cover to “Miss Rebecca L. Griggs, Macon, Geo.”, Ex-MacBride, a Charmer.

$ 395


ATHENS Ga PAID JAN 1 (1862) handstamped PAID 5 on commercial cover to Mr. Shelton H. Oliver, Crawford, Oglethorpe Co., Ga., slightly reduced at right; business letter enclosed that is erroneously dated Jan 1, 1861 instead of 1862 (typical turn of the year mistake).

$ 130


SAVANNAH GA / PAID / DEC / 17 (1861) handstamped PAID 5 addressed to “Col. Jno B. Lamar, Macon, Geo”, back flap with blind embossed seal of Bank of the Republic / New York.

Hon. John B. Lamar was one of the largest planters in Georgia. He served as the Aide-de-Camp to Gen. Howell Cobb. Much more information on linked page

$ 160


ATHENS Ga / PAID // SEP 20  with revalued PAID 10 over 5,  considered a provisional use of the 5¢, on cover addressed to “Lieut John B. Cobb, Cobbs Georgia Legion, Yorktown, Virginia”. A cover similar to this one contains the note, “Andrew had these envelopes stamped & I am obliged to use them or loose the postage.”  The revaluing of the 5¢ rate also seems to hold this up. Very Fine and quite scarce. Cobb was part of Co. D, A.K.A. The Mell Volunteers or Rifles from Athens, Ga.  John Cobb was related to Howell Cobb who served as president of the Confederate Provisional Congress (1861-62) and a major general of the Confederate army; his personal history is well-known and illustrious. 

$ 400


ELLAVILLE / GA. cds with matching curved handstamped PAID 10, all in blue, plus manuscript “Pd 10” at upper right, on homemade cover to “Dr. Nathan Bozeman Care Dr C Norton, Montgomery, Ala”; opened slightly down into face but all paper there, Scarce town marking, ex Oswald and Ballard. 

$ 300


BARTOW / Ga. // NOV / 1 cds with neat bold matching handstamped PAID 10 on pristine homemade cover addressed to “Wm. H. Baldy Esq, Macon, Ga.”, Extremely Fine, ex Ballard. 

$ 230


VILLA RICA / Ga. / MAY / 9 (1864) with pencil “Pd 10” on cover addressed to “Hon. A. H. Stephens, Richmond, Va.” which has been crossed out and redirected to Crawfordsville, Ga. (the Vice President’s home) with a Richmond FORWARDED / 10; back flap missing and tiny sealed edge tears, as is usual for Stephens correspondence, with characteristic lengthy contents docketing on verso indicating contents are from “W. Brock Buchanan Harralson Co Georgia 8 May 1864 The people have elected as Tax Receiver for Harralson a soldier in service whom the Secretary of War refuses to discharge. The same is the case with the Clerk of the Inferior Court elect. Says Mr. Stephens speech at Milledgeville and the action of the Genl Assembly meet the unanimous approval of the people of Harralson Conty. Encloses stamps. Mr. B. ask that Congress pass a law authorizing the discharge of persons when elected Tax Receiver, etc.” Wonderful insight into the problems of elected officials from a scarce town and on a scarce forwarded use. Ex Ballard.

$ 800


GRIFFIN / GA. // JUN / 21 handstamped PAID 10, Dietz type III – the same type used in the postmaster provisional, very scarce and Superb, cover docketed as received 23 June 1864 and is addressed to “Hon. Edward J. Harden District Judge for Ga, Savannah, Ga.”  Harden (1813-1873) was appointed by President Jefferson Davis to the position of judge of the Confederate state district court for Georgia, and served in that capacity till the fall of the Confederacy. Ex-Crouch  $325.

$ 325


GRIFFIN / GA. // AUG / 3 (1861) handstamped PAID 5 on lemon cover addressed to “G. H. Winston, Esq., West Point, Ga.”, bit reduced at right and at edges by folding, Very Fine, Ex-Zimmerman, Crouch  $250.

$ 250


GRIFFIN / GA. // JUL / 22 (1862) handstamped PAID 10 on cover to “Mrs. Emory Winship, Atlanta, Georgia” with original letter from Cousin Mollie relating the death by blind staggers and other escapades of some horses, Very Fine, Ex Crouch  $300.

$ 300


GRIFFIN / GA. // OCT / 3 bold neat cds with matching handstamped PAID with no rate, but addressed to Griffin thus 2¢ drop rate understood. Ex Kohn, Zimmerman and Crouch. $600.

$ 600


GRIFFIN / GA. // SEP / 10 with handstamped 10 in circle on cover addressed to “Mrs. G. R. Niles, Griffin, Georgia” and manuscript “Politeness Mr. J. D. George”. Griffin had no 2¢ handstamp. This was illegally handcarried to the city for drop use. Captain George R. Niles was  in Georgia's Bartow Artillery in Charleston as part of the Siege Artillery; his wife lived in Georgia during the war. John D. George was initially enlisted in the Griffin Light Artillery and then transferred to the same unit as Niles. He no doubt facilitated the transmission of this correspondence. Ex Crouch. $400.

$ 400


GRIFFIN / GA. // AUG / 10 (1861) with handstamped 10 in circle on cover addressed to “Hon. A. H. Stephens, Richmond, Virginia” (Vice President of Confederacy) with usual contents docketing on verso say “Capt A. C. Dunn Griffin Ga 15th Aug wishes Dr. Jas Knott released from service at Pensacola that he may act as surgeon for his company”, reduced slightly at top otherwise Very Fine, Ex Oswald and Crouch. Dr. Knott was a professor of anatomy at Middle Georgia Medical College in Griffin in 1860. Initially mustered in as a private into Co D 1st Confederate Regt Infantry, Fort McRee near Pensacola. November 4, 1861 shows discharge by request of Georgia Governor and various appointments as Asst. Surgeon and Surgeon, mostly in 53rd Ga. Infantry. Very detailed records included. Will be the subject of my column in ASD&C.  $380.

$ 380


ROSWELL / Ga. // DEC 19 cds in violet with matching handstamped PAID 5 on cover addressed to Mess. McWilliams & Roberts, Griffin, Ga” (a large mercantile firm), bit reduced at right otherwise Very Fine, Scarce color cancel. Ex Crouch.  $300.

$ 300


AMERICUS / Ga. // MAR / 10 (1862) bold cds with matching handstamped PAID on small homemade cover to “Maj. J.C. Rylander, Camp Stevens near Griffin, Ga.” Ex Crouch. 

John Emory Rylander enlisted on June 15, 1861 as a 1st Sergeant in Co. “A” of 12th Georgia Infantry. He was discharged for promotion on March 4, 1862 when he was commissioned a captain and only two weeks later a major in Co. “C” 10th Georgia Infantry when this was written. He was killed at Cold Harbor, Virginia on June 2, 1864 and is buried in Americus, Georgia.

$ 300


ATHENS / GA. // JUN / 8 with matching handstamped PAID 5 on cover to “Miss Lucy Blanton, Griffin, Georgia”, tiny edge tears at top and small part of back flap missing, otherwise Fine, Signed E(dward) S. Knapp, Ex Knapp and Crouch. $230

$ 230


BARTOW / Ga. // OCT / 28 cds with inverted day/date, handstamped PAID 10, two nice strikes, on clean homemade cover to “Mrs. Eliza Jane Baldy, Griffin, Ga”” with interesting contemporary “patch” of “a” in “Ga.”, Very Fine, Ex-Crouch. $230.

$ 230


ROSWELL / Ga. // JAN / 25 cds in violet with matching handstamped PAID 5 on cover addressed to Mess. McWilliams & Roberts, Griffin, Ga” (a large mercantile firm), bit reduced at right otherwise Very Fine, Scarce color cancel. Ex-Crouch. $300.

$ 300


“Dallas, Ga, Nov 19 Paid 10” all in manuscript on cover to James Whitaker, Jr. S. Carolina Cherokee County Vally Town PO, cover bit rounded at bottom right corner, Scarce small town cancel, A new catalog listing!  $150.

$ 150


ATHENS  / Ga.  // AUG CDS with matching handstamped PAID 10 on cover addressed to Hon. A. H. Stephens, Richmond, Va. (Vice President of Confederacy), flap was missing as usual with this correspondence, contents docketing on verso  “Prof. R. M. Johnston, Athens, Ga Aug 9th, Friendly letter, 1861”, $160.

$ 160


CRAWFORDSVILLE / GA // AUG / 11 CDS with matching handstamped PAID and manuscript “10” on cover addressed to Hon. A. H. Stephens, Esq., Richmond, Va.; slightly reduced at top and top back flap missing as usual with this correspondence, contents docketing on verso “Mr. M. L. Jones Crawfordsville Aug 10th Edward J. Black resides in Troup Co. Says something in relation to horse shoeing.”  $150.

$ 150


PENFIELD / Ga. // AUG / 22 CDS with matching handstamped PAID 10 on cover addressed to Hon. A. H. Stephens, Vice Pres Richmond, Va.; slightly reduced and bottom back flap missing as is usual with this correspondence, contents docketing on verso “A. B. Sharpe Penfield Ga Aug 22 1861 Wishes to ascertain if Mr. Stephens will be here 1st Sept. that he may send some articles to his care for his son in 15th Ga Regt.” No favor seemed to large or too small! $200.

$ 200


AUGUSTA / GA // SEP / 12 [1861] double circle cancel with matching handstamped PAID 10 on pristine cover to to Hon. A. H. Stephens, Richmond, Va.; back flaps mostly intact (most removed on CSA Vice President’s correspondence) with usual contents docketing “Harper C. Bryson of Augusta Ga 11th Sept. 1861 Wants his son transferred from one Co. to another – Mourttia (?) Griffin has died.”; bit reduced at left, Very Fine $200.

$ 200


Sharon, Ga 24 Oct [1861] manuscript postmark with matching “Pd 10” in manuscript on small commercially made cover to Hon. A. H. Stephens (Vice President) Richmond, Va.; bottom back flap missing as usual (replaced) with this correspondence with contents docketing  “R. E. Luckett Sharon Ga Oct. 24 1861 wants to know who of the 18th Miss Regiment was killed in the Battle of Leesburg”  $150.

$ 150


SAVANNAH Ga. / Paid // AUG / 5 / 1861 CDS with matching handstamped oval PAID 10 on cover to Hon. A. H. Stephens, Richmond, Virginia; bottom back flap missing as usual with this Vice President’s correspondence, contents docketing on verso “J. T. Gaddy Camp Satilla near Waynesville Geo Says will have from 3 to 4000 men at the above named place & requests Mr. Stephens to have a P.O. established and him appointed as acting Post Master, Refers to Col. Kenan.”  $160.

$ 160


GREENVILLE / GA // MAR / 18 [1862] CDS on clean cover with matching handstamped PAID 10on cover to Hon. A. H. Stephens, Richmond, Virginia; top back flap missing as usual with Vice President’s correspondence, contents docketing on verso “John W. Park 18 Mar 1862 Greenville Ga wants auditors position”, Very Fine, Ex Kohn.  $200.

$ 200


EATONTON / GA. // MAR [1865] double circle cancel with matching  handstamped PAID cancel and no rate indicated on fresh homemade cover to Hon Alexander H Stephens, Crawfordsville, Ga.; top back flap missing as usual with Vice President’s correspondence,  usual contents docketing on verso “Mrs. M.J. Miller Eatonton Ga 17 March 1865 wants Mr. Stephens to have her husband sent home on furlough His address is: Edwin J. Miller, Care Mr. E. Salsburg, Georgia Depot, Richmond, Va. Rec’d 26 March”. This is quite late in the war and obviously the supply of stamps at the Eatonton post office was exhausted so they reverted to handstamps. $200.

$ 200


EATONTON / GA. double circle cancel with matching handstamped PAID cancel struck twice and no rate indicated on adversity  cover fashioned from a prior letter, addressed to Hon A H Stephens, Richmond, Virginia, flap faults and unusual that there is no content docketing on verso as was the Vice President’s general practice. This is likely a late war use as that post office is known to have run out of stamps and reverted to handstamps in 1865. $200.

$ 200


OGLETHORPE / Ga. // FEB / 2X double strike of cds with manuscript Paid 10 on fresh cover to Mrs. J. E. Rylander, Buena Vista, Ga with mandated soldier endorsement “J.E. Rylander, 10th Ga. Bat.” with address crossed out by paper eroding ink and readdressed to Plains of Dura with bold red BUENA VISTA / Ga. // APR / 15 cds and matching PAID 10, also ms “Pd 10 cts”. $300.

Major John Emory Rylander was a 1st Sergeant in Co. “A” of 12th Georgia Infantry. Later he was a major in Co. “C” 10th Georgia Infantry. Much more information on linked page

$ 300


Hillsboro Geo / July 18 [1863] / Paid 10” all in manuscript on turned cover to Mr. W. Q. Brookes, Barnwell C House, SC; inside use franked with manuscript canceled pair CSA #7, 5¢ blue, no town name, to F. W. Holsonbeck, Esq., Hillsboro, Georgia. Original letter from D.W.H. (Holsonbeck) headed Hillsboro July 13th, 1863 to Mr. Brookes saying , have seen the enroling officer…he said I would be exempted he thought by going to Macon the 20 of July & reporting myself & carring a certificate from my neighborhood by paying the $5,000 dollars he ast(?) was given in the survis I told that you had ben but that you was not at this time on the account of your health I told him I that that from wat I have heard you say that you had fiter out a company your self & he said you had don that I would be exempt without the 5,000 I will go to Macon next Monday…”Much more re corn, cotton, wheat, etc. Also says, “I will send Allen as soon as I can, he appers not to want to leave me until he gets me out of the grass, he is a good ole Negro. I would like to ? such one all the time or that all was like him,” Ex Northcutt. $225.

$ 225


MACON / GA // JUL / 22 [1861] with matching handstamped PAID 10 struck twice on small narrow cover addressed to Lamar Cobb, Esq, Norfolk, Virginia / Care of Capt. R. A. Smith, Macon Volunteers, all of which has been crossed out and readdressed to Care Col. Howell Cobb(Lamar’s father) in Richmond;  pencil manuscript “Forw[arded] 5” with blue NORFOLK / VA // AUG / 2x / 1861 double circle cancel; pencil docketing at left as from Virginia Conner, July 22, 1861; small tear at left.  Ex Northcutt. $250.

General Howell Cobb served as president of the Confederate Provisional Congress (1861-62) and a major general of the Confederate army. His personal history is well-known and illustrious. His son Lamar served on his staff.

$ 250


MACON / GA // DEC / 12 [1861] double circle postmark with matching handstamped PAID / 10 in circle as well as second non-matching “10” under postmark on cover addressed to “C. G. Baldwin, Esq., Helena, Arkansas” with original letter (transcription included) headed Macon, Dec 11th 1861 from John T. Napier asking if would send the name of the regular land agent so he can write him regarding some lands in Arkansas. Union troops were active in Arkansas and land ownership was changing hands. Some residents were leaving Arkansas to move to other areas deeper south because of the uncertainty of the war. $250.

$ 250


SAVANNAH / GA // JAN 16 cds with matching PAID 10 in oval on small cover addressed to Mrs. W[illiam] C[abell] Rives, Castle Hill, Cobham, Albemarle Co., Virginia; COBHAM / Va. cds (ms Jun 23 date) with matching handstamped PAID and manuscript “5” forward the cover to Richmond (10¢ Savannah to Cobham and 5¢ to forward from Cobham to Richmond). Wonderful forwarded cover. Cobham was an Albemarle County stop on the Virginia Central Rail Road; Ex Thacker. $500.

William Cabell Rives (1793 - 1868) was a US Representative and a Senator from Virginia almost continuously from 1832 until the War.  Much more information on linked page

$ 500


AUGUSTA / GA // JUL / 2 [1861] double circle cancel with matching handstamped PAID 5 on cover to Mrs. L. H. Bowen, Greensboro, Georgia; Ex Emerson. $200.

$ 200


AUGUSTA / GA // NOV / 17 [1861] double circle postmark with matching PAID 5, type F, on cover to Chs S. Jordan Sr, Monticello, Geo; couple small edge tears; CCV $200. $125.

$ 125


COLUMBUS GA // DEC / 3  neat clear cds with matching PAID 10, type B, on cover to Hardie & Co., New Orleans; some flap faults; CCV $200. $200.

$ 200


FRANKLIN / GEO. // 1862 / JAN / 20 cds with matching handstamped PAID, 10  (ms) on cover to Dr. G. W. Peddy, Dalton, Ga.; 56 Ga Big (sic), Gen Cummins (sic) Brig., scrapbook page adhesions on verso. $160.

Dr. George Washington Peddy (1834-1913) served as a Surgeon for the 4th Regiment Georgia State Troops and also as Surgeon in the 55th / 56th GA Infantry and 23rd Alabama Infantry. Much more information on linked page

$ 160


AUGUSTA / GA // SEP / 27 bold clear cds with neat matching handstamped PAID 10, CSA Catalog type H, on clean stampless cover addressed to Honble A. H. Stephens, Richmond, Virginia; bottom back flap removed and slightly reduced at bottom as usual for the CSA Vice President’s correspondence. Secretarial contents docketing on verso, to wit, “H. H. Cumming Augusta 17th Sept calls Mr. Stephen’s attention to certain complaints against General Lawton and the condition of defences (sic) on Ga. coast. Encloses a letter from a friend.”  $250.

$ 250


CUTHBERT / Ga. // JUN / 14 [1863] neat cds with matching PAID (no rate), CC Type A, to W. J. Brooks Esqr, Barnwell C.H., So. Carolina, sealed tear in back flap; enclosed letter from D. H. Pannill requesting a position at a SC Academy as he must leave his present position in Cuthbert due to the lack of refinement of citizens in that area, he is a graduate of University of VA, gives names of people as references, etc. Fine letter that touches on a teacher’s wages during the war, CCV $200.  $200.

$ 200


KINGSTON / Gᾼ // AUG / 29 cds with matching PAID 10, CC Type C, to Mrs. Howell Cobb, Athens, Ga on turned cover with U.S. #26, 3¢ dull red tied ROME / GA // APR / 11 cds addressed to Col. O. H. Prince, Kingston, Ga. Former owner declared this 1861 but I can find no evidence to justify that – more likely prewar use. The only O. H. Prince I found in military records was Capt. Oliver H. Prince, 43rd Alabama Infantry, killed at Chickamauga, GA. Oliver Hillhouse Prince (1787-1837) was a U.S. Senator from Georgia and Col. O. H. Prince likely a direct descendant. $250.

$ 250


“Sneed Ga June 19” cds and matching “Paid 5” used on adversity use of defunct U.S. 3¢ star-die entire #26, addressed in peacock blue ink to John T. McRoy, Newnan, Georgia $190.

$ 190


"Berzelia Ga., Aug 22 [1861]", manuscript postmark with matching "Paid 5" rating on cover addressed to K Bellknap Smith Esq., Columbia Mines Ga., "Box, D Mc" charge box notation; some edge wear, purported by owner to be one of only three recorded Confederate uses which I cannot verify. $230.

$ 230


WASHINGTON / Ga. // SEP / 19 / 1861 bold clear cds (inverted month) with matching handstamped PAID 10, CSA Catalog type C,on cover to Lieut. J. T. Wingfield, Care Col. Goulding, 9th Regt. Ga. Vol. Manassas, Va. [Army Northern Virginia] Extremely Fine. $250.

John T. Wingfield served as a 1st Lieut in Co. A, GA 9th Infantry as well as Co. C, Lane’s Light Artillery, and “Wingfield” Company of both GA Sumter Light Artillery and GA 11th Battn Light Artillery. Much more information on linked page.

$ 250


Clinton Ga / Nov 7 1861” manuscript cancel – UNLISTED IN CSA CATALOG - with strengthened ms “5” at right on war weary soldier’s cover to “M.A. Barnes Esq of the first Ga Rea. Vol. Company E, Monterey Va”, reduced at right with edge faults. This was sold in a large lot as a West Virginia use but I do not believe that to be the case. Logic dictates it was sent from Georgia to a Georgia soldier. Clinton [West] Virginia also not listed in the catalog and no recorded markings of any type are known from the Civil War period. $200.

$ 200


MILLEDGEVILLE / Ga. // NOV / 1 cds with matching PAID 10, CSA Catalog type E handstamp on folded letter to Thos. F. Little, Ordy, Sparta, Ga.; letter headed Oct 28 (no year date) from Thos. L. Powell to Little as Ordinary of Hancock County. The role of the county ordinary historically involved the discharge of certain, often legal or legally related, tasks falling to city or county authorities, such as licensing marriages and adjudicating claims against an authority. In this letter Powell asks whether the orders of Gov. Wm. Rabun were ever formally dismissed. Rubun was Governor of Georgia 1817-1819. Light file fold, clean, Very Fine.  $250.

$ 250


CASSVILLE / GA // FEB / 17 [1861] blue cds with matching 5 PAID handstamp, CSA Catalog type B, on clean stampless cover to Lieut. W. A. Chunn, 1st Brig 1st Reg Co. I, State Troops, Savannah, Georgia. $250.

William Augustus Chunn served in Company I, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade of the Georgia State Troops. Much more information on linked page

$ 250


CASSVILLE / GA // FEB / 25 [1861] blue cds with matching 5 PAID handstamp, CSA Catalog type B, on stampless cover to Lieut. W. A. Chunn, 1st Brig 1st Reg Co. I, State Troops, Savannah, Geo. $200.

William Augustus Chunn served in Company I, 1st Regiment, 1st Brigade of the Georgia State Troops. Much more information on linked page

$ 200


SPARTA / Ga. // SEP / 12 cds in red with neat matching PAID 10, CSA Catalog type D (CCV $300) on neat pink lined cover to Capt. W. M. Arnold, Comp A. 6th Geo Regt, Yorktown, Virginia; slightly reduced at left. $350.

William McIntosh Arnold was a Captain into Co. A, GA 6th Infantry (Sydney Brown Infantry). Much more information on linked page.

$ 350


WASHINGTON / Ga. cds with matching PAID 10, UNLISTED CSA Catalog type consistent with other types, on cover to Lieut. John T. Wingfield, Care of Capt John Lane, Irwin Artillery, Richmond, Va. Small restored nick at left edge. $200.

John T. Wingfield served as a 1st Lieut in Co. A, GA 9th Infantry and also saw service in Co. C, Lane’s Light Artillery, and “Wingfield” Company of both GA Sumter Light Artillery and GA 11th Battn Light Artillery. Much more information on linked page

$ 200


SAVANNAH / GEO cds and [due]) 10 on cover to New Centre S.C. with soldier docketing of "Sergt J.W. Pursley, Co G 18th Regt S.C.V.". Military records show J. Warren Pursley as a 1st Lieut. in same which was from York County and known as the Mountain Guards.

$ 140


TENNVILLE / GA // NOV / 25 cds with manuscript “Due 10” on slightly edge worn cover to Mrs. Martha Inglet, Berzelia, Geor[gia] with mandated endorsement of “Sargt T. W. G. Inglet, Co. C, 28 Regt Geor Vol”. This marking is newly recorded. $180.

T.W.G. Inglet was appointed 2nd Corporal on 9-1-63. Wounded in the left hand, necessitating amputation of two fingers, at Cold Harbor 9-27-62 and again in right foot at Darbytown Road, VA 10-7-64. Much more information on linked page

$ 180


DUE 10 Army field cancel struck on irregularly shaped homemade envelope to Mrs. Charlotta J. Thompson, Alpharetta, Ga with mandated endorsement of W. Thompson in Co G 56th Regt Ga Vols. The 56th was also known as the 55th Ga. from Milton County. In unit records, Private Wilburn Thompson was noted as present “May 3, 1862 but left sick at Dalton, Georgia in 1864, captured there, and sent to Indiana. Never heard from.” An online genealogy site reports that he was taken to Camp Morton, Indiana. Wilburn Thompson's wife, Charlotte"Lottie" Segars Thompson drew a widows pension for many years, but never knew what happened to her husband. The family researcher found a book at the Georgia Archives that listed Confederate soldiers buried in Northern cemeteries, and it showed that Wilburn Thompson had died of his wounds at Camp Morton,Indiana and was buried 12 August 1864 at Green Lawn Cemetery, Indianapolis. $160.

$ 160


ATLANTA / Ga. // NOV / 21 / 1862 cds with matching handstamped DUE 10 on cover to Mrs. Dr. G. W. Peddy, Franklin, Ga.; endorsed “From G. W. Peddy, Surgeon 56th Ga. Regt”, Very Fine, CSACV $500. $550.

Dr. George Washington Peddy (1834-1913) served as a Surgeon for the 4th Regiment Georgia State Troops and also as Surgeon in the 55th / 56th GA Infantry and 23rd Alabama Infantry. Much more information on linked page

$ 550


NEWNAN / Ga. // SEP / 3 cds with light “Due 10” at right on soldier’s letter endorsed “from J. C. Curtright, Capt. Co E, 41 Ga Regt” home to his wife at LaGrange, Georgia. Stampless town markings listed in the CSA Catalog but UNLISTED manuscript DUE 10. Part of the Army of Tennessee. $250.

John Cornelius Curtright (1830-1862) "Jack" Curtright was captain of Company E, 41st Regiment, Georgia, attached to the Army of Tennessee. Much more information on linked page

$ 250


"Due 10" in manuscript on soldier's cover and with a manuscript "Augusta, Georgia" town marking as part of the endorsement "Lt. J. L. Heath, Comp D 23 Ga Baty" on envelope made from an extremely high rag brown butcher paper sent to "Mrs. Isaac. P. Heath, Girard P. Office, Burke County, Ga.". The "Augusta, Ga" and "Due" notations are something the soldier probably added against regulations. Most interesting. Ex Sam Zimmerman

$ 200


“Tilton (Ga) Jan 14 Due” all in manuscript on homemade soldier’s cover to “Mrs . G. W. Williford, Gibson P.O. Glascock County Georgia” endorsed from “J.B.C. Co H 2nd Regt Ga Vols”, only such marking recorded, flap tears.

$ 150


GRIFFIN / GA. // SEP / 9 with handstamped (due) 10 in circle on clean homemade cover addressed to Mrs. Emma Moore, Raymond, Geo. Endorsed “From Wm. G. Moore 3rd Miss. Battalion”, $250.

$ 250


ELBERTON / GA // JUN / 17 [1861] cds with manuscript “Paid 5” on clean cover to Hon. A. H. Stephens (Vice President of the Confederacy), Crawfordville, Geo. Back flap missing, as usual with this correspondence and characteristic secretarial content docketing, “Thos W. Thomas, Elberton, Ga. 17 June 1861 [concerning the] Organization of his regiment.” Ex Matz and A. Hall. $325.

$ 325


SAVANNAH Ga. / Paid // JUL / 2 [1863] integral PAID [2¢] cds (CSA Catalog type B) on local drop cover to L. J. B. Fairchild, Esq., Sav Ga on folded and unsealed city tax notice dated July 2, 1863, warning of levy to be imposed if city tax is not paid immediately. $300.

$ 300


Due 10” in manuscript on homemade soldier’s cover with indistinguishable cds with endorsement of Privet W. J. Nobles, 51st Regt Ga. Vol. to Jas A. Nobles, Georgetown Ga. W. J. Nobles was only 19 years old when he mustered into Co. B, Georgia 51st Infantry, Army of Northern Virginia. He died 11-12-1862 at Richmond. $60.

$ 60


MADISON / Ga. // JUL / 17 [1861] red cds with eye-catching matching large red balloon “5” and “PAID” (CSA Catalog Type A, CV $300) on stampless cover to Miss Ruth A. Wells, Care of Rev. J. N. Harris, Cartersville, Ga, with somewhat more modern docketing at left edge “This is the stamp used during the Civil War.” Slightly reduced at left, Ex Oswald. $220.

$ 220


KINGSTON / GA. // SEP / 10 boldly struck clear cds with matching arced DUE 10 (CSA Catalog Type E, CV $200) on matching homemade cover to Mrs. Mary A. Hitch, Fountain Inn PO, Greenville Dist, S.C. with endorsement of “Private Y. H. E. Hitch, 16th Regt S.C.” (Greenville Regiment). $200.

Y.H.E. Hitch served as a private in both the 16th South Carolina Infantry, Company I, Gist’s Brigade, Army of Tennessee, and Company C, 9th South Carolina Reserves. More information on linked page.

$ 200


ROSWELL / Ga. // SEP / 2 [1862] cds in blue with matching PAID 10 struck three times (CSA Catalog Type C, CV $200) on folded printed letterhead Office Roswell Starch Company signed Manwaring & King to Messrs Wilcot & Hand, Augusta, Ga. File splits reinforced with hinges. Ex Van Dyk MacBride. $150.

$ 150


ETOWAH / Ga. // ms. “Feby” at center with manuscript “Paid 10” on cover to Hon. A. H. Stephens (CSA Vice President) Richmond, Virginia. Top flap removed, as usual with this correspondence with secretarial docketing on verso “Mark E. Cooper, Etowah, Georgia, Feb 17, 1862.” Small piece of upper right corner neatly restored. Plantation Collection. $200.

$ 200


New 1-29-18

MONTEZUMA / Ga. // MAR / 1 [ 1862] on cover addressed to W. W. Clark (well-known Confederate Member of Congress), Richmond where it was canceled with a Richmond May 7 [1862] Powell Type 3a cds and CSA catalog Type U “ADVERTISED 2” auxiliary marking. Reduced slightly at right. Ex Baum and Fisher. CCV $500. $400.  

William White Clark (1819-1883) was a representative to the Confederate Congress from Georgia, as well as a member of Georgia State House of Representatives in 1841.

$ 400


New 1-30-19

STONE MOUNTAIN / Ga. // DEC / 30 cds and manuscript “Due 10” - UNLISTED, no due uses of any kind listed from Stone Mountain in the CSA Catalog, back flap opening tears.  Original partial letter (second half, more’s the pity) from Lt. R. F. Lawton to his uncle, Dr. John H. Furman, Manchester, S.C. Mandated endorsement at upper left, “Soldier’s Letter, R.F. Lawton, 2nd Ga. Cav.” Good content, “they will not probably visit that place by this way if the waters rise very much and they send troops ty transports and gunboats they may be able to do more…it is my notion that we will not attempt the capture of Nashville, for had it been our intention we would have had the fight won before this…we send out scouting parties every day around Nashville…John with eight or nine others under a Lieut. went within four miles of that place when they heard of the approach of a body of cavalry. They dismounted and hitched their horses & secreted themselves near the road & when the platoon of Yanks approached within twenty steps, they cut loose and away went the abolitionists losing their hats and other personal effects which were seized by our men with great eagerness & appropriated to their own use…” More in a similar vein. $200.

Captain Richard F. Lawton, 2nd Georgia Cavalry, 2nd Ga. Cavalry Adjutant and Dr. John Howard Furman detailed biographical information on linked page.

$ 200

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