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1217
RICHMOND / VA // JUN / 10 (no year date) DUE 10 neat markings on homemade cover addressed to Honl. William C. Rives, in Richmond, thus overpaid drop rate, Van Dyk MacBride penciled and signed explanation on the back than it was rare as sent from Member of Congress "M. Johnson". There were several Johnsons (none "M", but could be "M" stood for "Mr.") in the Confederate Congress, but I cannot verify that this is so other than the lack of soldier's docketing. But neither is there an "M.C." indication from the sender. The addressee is William Cabell Rives, who was a member of the Confederate Congress at that time. Previously, Rives had served in the United States Senate and the House of Representatives, as well as having served as Ambassador to France.

$250

 

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5155
WINCHESTER / Va. handstamped Due 10 September 23 (1862) on cover docketed by "D. G. Campbell, Lieut. CSA" to his wife Care of Prof. Schele De Vere, Charlottesville. Very Fine Soldier's cover
$150
 

5439
WINCHESTER / Va. // Sep / 27 cds with handstamped "Due" and "10" in circle, type IC, on clean soldier's cover docketed from "Private J.S. Browning Co. D 24th Regt of N.C. --", Extremely Fine
$210
 

5929
Soldier’s [due] 10 marking from Army of Northern Virginia, neat encircled rate mark on homemade cover to “Mrs. S.A. Broyles, Anderson C.H., So. Carolina” with mandated soldier docketing of “T.T. Broyles 7th S. C. Cavalry” with further received docketing up the left side “Recd while at Pendleton by the hand of Dr. Mullen Harness Thursday 17th Nov 1864 at Mr Taylors”. Military records show him as in “B” company, enlisted as a private, but no other details. Regiment was in numerous famous battles including New Market and Appomattox. Bit of back flaps missing, otherwise Fine
$170
 

6189

RICHMOND / Va // JUL / 16 / 1862 cds with straightline soldier’s DUE 10 on homemade cover to “Dr. G. N. Flowers, Cross Keys, DeKalb Co., Georgia” with soldier docketing of “A.P. Flowers in Wrights Legion”. Asbury P. Flowers enlisted on 2-6-62 as a musician into the band of the 38th Georgia Infantry. He died on 1-20-63 at Staunton, Virginia. Military bio included.

$160
 

6667

STAUNTON / VA. blurry cds with [due] 10 said by previous owner to be struck over “5”, but not sure I buy that – leave it to you to decide, addressed to “Pt H. W. V. Z F. Weaver (sheer guess, hard to make out) Charleston PO S.C.” Maj Whits Battalion of Arti Co H in ceare of Capt Holts Cav (?)” with soldier docketing of “J. W. Waters 2 S.C. Cav. Co. E”. , side flap missing, ex-Tobias. John W. Waters was a private in the 2nd SC Cavalry in Hampton’s Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia;the 2nd SC later came under the Dept. of SC, GA, and FL and later still the Dept of NC and then the Army of Tenn. Military records enclosed. Ex Tobias

$195
 

 


7211

PETERSBURG / Va. // MAR 7 blue cds with matching [due] 10 on adversity cover fashioned from a Danville Bank check form, addressed to “Miss Carolina Cleveland, Lawrenceville, Georgia” and soldier endorsed by “V Cleveland, Hampton Legion”. Vannoy Cleveland is shown as serving in Company F of SC Hampton Legion Infantry. Large bio included on the prominent families of Vannoy and Cleveland. Family tradition says the Vannoy family was related to the family of Oliver Cromwell. As for the Clevelands, President Grover Cleveland presented a bible to Caroline Yates, grandchild of Nathaniel Vannoy, as a memento of family relation. They were prominent families in the Greenville, SC area. Wonderful adversity cover with a great family history.

$650
 

 


7712
(Army of Northern Virginia) (due) "10" in field rate postmark, in red (Dietz type A) used during the siege of Petersburg in 1864 on cover to Columbia Mine, Ga., "W Shank, Train Artillery" soldier’s endorsement at top, Very Fine and scarce. William B. Shank was a private in Co. C of the Georgia Sumter Flying Light Artillery. $170
$170
 

7713

(Army of Northern Virginia) (due) "10" in double circle field rate postmark (Dietz type B) on homemade cover to Clinton, S.C.; with "H. Tucker, Hampton Legion, Co K." soldier’s endorsement at left, Very Fine. Henry Tucker was a private in Co K of SC Hampton Legion Infantry. $190.

$190
 

8896

Army of Northern Virginia field marking: [due] 10, type D5 (B) used April – December 1864, on cover to Mrs. Henry Tucker, Clinton, S.C. Care of Thos. Duckett with mandated endorsement“Souldiers (sic) Letter Hamton (sic) Legion Co. K.”, bit reduced at right, Very Fine. $120.

$120
 

9858

RICHMOND / Va. // JUL / 1 / 1862 cds with matching DUE 10 on captured Howell’s Poems Patriotic addressed to “Rev. F. R. Goulting (aka Goulding), Macon, Ga” with soldier’s endorsement of "Sergt C. H. Goulting, Co. B. 8th Geo[rgia]"; First Day of 10¢ rate – a pivotal date for any Confederate collection and on a captured Union patriotic to boot. Ex Powell with 1988 CSA certificate #01731. $2,000. Also in the Patriotic section

 

Rev. Francis Robert Goulding (1810-1881) served as a chaplain during the war. More information on linked page.

$2,000
 

10456

FRANKLIN DEPOT / Va. // APR / 1 blue cds with matching curved DUE 10 handstamp on cover to Miss Rebecca C. Easterling, Manning South Carolina with endorsement of E. C. Easterling, Co. (A) Hamptons Legion, Ex Oswald. $250.

 

Easterling, Edward C. PVT 1861 65. Much more information on linked page.

$250
 

10464

RICHMOND / Va. // May / 4 [1864] cds with matching handstamped DUE 10 on cover to “Maj. Bolling Hall, Montgomery, Ala” with soldier’s endorsement of “J. E. Hall, Capt., Co B, 59th Ala Regt” and docketing “Copied May 3rd 1864”; John Elmore Hall enlisted as a Captain in stated regiment (shown wounded at Petersburg) in which Col. Bolling Hall, Jr. is also shown on the roster. Bolling Hall, Jr. of Autauga was wounded at Drewry’s Bluff and was in the Battle of Chicamauga as battalion commander. Much information may be found online on the Hall family which was illustrious back to the Revolutionary War. $160.

$160
 

10785

PETERSBURG / Va. // JUN / 17 blue cds with matching [due] 10 on adversity cover to Mrs. J. Adger Smyth, Wright’s Bluff, Clarendon Dist, So Ca from her soldier husband, on adversity cover fashioned from printed form. First time in philatelic hands. $220.

 

JAMES ADGER SMYTHE (1837-1920) was a Quarter Master Sergeant in Company A, 25th South Carolina Infantry Regiment Much more information on linked page.

$220
 

10786

PETERSBURG Va. // MAY / 26 blue cds with matching [due]10 on adversity cover fashioned from Charleston Rail Road freight receipt, addressed to E. H. Barkley, Esq., Williamston PO, Anderson Dist, SC with endorsement of W. V. Barkley, Co D 18th S.C.V. Most attractive use. $325.

$325
 



10896

[Army of Northern Virginia] DUE 10 on cover addressed to Sheriff Rowan County, Salisbury NC with mandated endorsement “from A. L. deArmond, Co. K. 30th Regt NC” with “OB” (Official Business) at top left. Full election returns enclosed on legal size paper headed “Head Quarters 30th NC Troops near Kelly Ford Va Oct 29 1863”. Previously unrecorded marking from the ANV. $220.

 

Aaron Leonidas DeArmond (1827-1864) served in Co. K. NC 30th Infantry Ramseur's Brigade Rode's Div. Ewells' Corps. Army of Northern VA CSA. Much more information on linked page.

$220
 



10909

[Army of Northern Virginia] DUE [10] on cover addressed to “ A. W.Walton, Sheriff Rowan County, Salisbury, N. C. with “O.B.” (Official Business) at upper left. The due marking is not sufficiently well struck (upside down) to identify exact type. Duplicate election returns on French embossed blue lined paper headed “Proceedings of an election held at the Camp of the 7th Regt. NC Troops near Brandy Stations, Va for Congressman of the County of Rowan NC…29th Oct 1863.” Eleven votes were cast, ten of which were for J. G. Ramsey and one for Wm. Lander. Attested to by judges Caleb Eller, C. P. Hughes and Jesse Reid as well as clerks A.M. Walker and W. H. Millstead. The unit was assigned to General Branch's, Law's, and Lane's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. After fighting at Hanover Court House , it participated in the various campaigns of the army from the Seven Day' Battles to Cold Harbor , then was involved in the Petersburg siege south and north of the James River. $130.

 

Lieut. Arthur M. Walker served in Co. K, NC 7th Infantry.

Private William H. Millstead served in Co. A, NC 7th Infantry.

Private Caleb Eller served in Co. F, NC 7th Infantry.

Private Christopher S. Hughes served in Co. F, NC 7th Infantry.
Private Jesse Reid served in Co. F, NC 7th Infantry.

Much more information on linked page about all of these soldiers.

$130
 

11066

WINCHESTER / Va. // OCT 1, cds on soldier's cover to Mrs. Laura C. Norwood, Lenoir N.C. with handstamped Due and twice-struck "10" in circle indicating 20¢ due, mandated endorsement of W.W. Lenoir, Capt Co A, 37 Regt. N.C.T. Very Fine. $500.

 

Walter Waightstill Lenoir (1823-1890) served as a 1st Lieut into Co. H, 58th NC Partisan Rangers Infantry and Co. A., 37th NC Infantry as a Captain. Much more information on linked page.

$500
 



11079

GORDONSVILLE / VA // AUG / 13 / 1862 cds with matching DUE 10 to W. R. Edwin (?), Ranaleburgh Mec[klenburgh] Co NC; used again with vertical pair of CSA 6, 5¢ blue (torn on opening) on verso tied with smaller GORDONSVILLE / VA double circle cancel known used 1861-63, small pmk also struck on the face showing two types of cancels on one side. $200.

$200
 

11216

Paid” in manuscript, no postal markings, addressed on small ladies cover (small part of back flap missing) to “Dr. Richard M. Hewitt O.S. Capt J.B. Leftwiches Company, 42nd Regiment Va. Vols. Care of Col. J. D. Banks, Huntersville Pocahontas Co (West Virginia) Army of the North West. The troops assigned to operate in northwestern Virginia were placed under the command of Brigadier-General R. S. Garnett on June 8, 1861, and were subsequently known as the Army of the Northwest. This was the force that opposed McClellan and Rosecrans in West Virginia. Military bios for Asst. Surgeon Richard Newton Hewitt and Capt. Joel B. Leftwich included. A scarce West Virginia use. $250.

$250
 

11412

UNIVERSITY OF Va. // 29 large blue 31 mm cds, scarce cancel lightly struck with matching large encircled handstamped [due] 10 in circle – a very scarce marking, not listed, on cover to Lieut. Joseph R. Dickinson, Leatherwood Store, Henry Co., Va. Original long 4-page soldier’s letter to “Joe” headed “Camp 5 miles West Winchester Nove 13th 1862”from P. B. Gravely – one officer to another (detailed military records of both included). Gravely says that he reached his regiment ten days ago which was then 7 miles southwest of Winchester near the Shenandoah River but from there were ordered to Romney (Western Virginia). He relates that his division is scattered in every direction, the 1st Brigade on the Charlestown & Martinsburg Road.The 5th Brigade is on the Pughtown Road & the Louisiana or 4th Brigade is on the Berryville Road. “…the Yankees are leaving up the Baltimore & Ohio Rail Road from the Relay House to Wheeling & are opening another road from the Relay House across through to the upper part of Maryland to Pittsburg.” A great many details on troop movements. “…a fight was expected at Berrysville but the Yankees discovered that Longstreet was about to get in their rear & they made a clean skidaddle & thus changed the aspect of affairs in this quarter. The Yankees are falling back now in every direction. They certainly have smelled a rat somewhere. I wish the darned villans would let us alone.” Many more marvelous details concluding with “I will it (the war) will end by spring”. Fabulous letter content and rare postal markings.(Army of Northern Virginia) Ex Thayer and Thacker. $500.

$500
 

11413

UNIVERSITY OF Va. large blue 31 mm cds, scarce cancel lightly struck with matching large encircled handstamped [due] 10 in circle – a very scarce marking, not listed, pencil docketing which may or may not be contemporary “Mahones or Weisiger’s Brig” which is correct; on soldier’s cover to Mrs. R. C. Mabry Care W. H. Read Esqr., Palmers Springs, Mecklenburg County, Va.; endorsed “From Private R. C. Mabry / Co. K. 6th Va. Regt.(Army of Northern Virginia) Ex Thacker. $400.

 

Robert Cole Mabry enlisted as a private, was wounded at 2nd Manassas 8-30-62, later taken prisoner 3-28-65 at Burgess’ Mill, Va and ultimately exchanged well after the war 10-27-65. Military records included. Conflicting records indicate he “was captured 27 Oct 1864 at the Battle of Burgess Mill and was held until 28 March 1865 when he was exchanged.” Typical of CW record groups.

$400
 

11817

PETERSBURG / Va. // JUNE 12 dark blue cds with matching DUE and 10 on fresh cover to Mrs. Wm. Bush, Chenuba, Terrell Co., Ga. with endorsement of Wm. Bush, Company K, 31st Regt Ga. Vol., although I am not at all certain, this appears to most likely be William Henry Harrison Bush who was in Co. B, 45th Regiment of “Rutland Volunteers”. Wounded at Gettysburg in 1863 and captured at Macon 1865. $280.

$280
 
 

13583
 
Also listed in CSA 11 section

RICHMOND / VA // FEB / 27 cds with matching DUE 10 and second [due] 10 on soldier’s cover endorsed mandated “Henry Higinbotham, Louisiana Guard Artillery, Richmond Defenses” on TURNED COVER to Thomas H. Higinbotham, Esqr. Care Quarter Masters Department, Mobile, Alabama. Inside use is franked with CSA 11, 10¢ blue tied MOBILE / ALA double circle postmark and addressed to Henry Higinbotham, Louisiana Guard Artillery, Richmond, Va. This correspondence is known to have passed through the LOUISIANA RELIEF COMMITTEE – a highly prized use selling for thousands of dollars (CCV $4,500) – and although this cover may have been delivered by that committee, there is no way to prove it without the requisite docketing. Lightly water stained and top flap reattached with hinges, completely exploded to nicely show both sides. $500.

 

T.H. Higinbotham is shown in military records as 1st Sgt Co. “C” 2nd Regt. Engineer Troops Much more information on linked page.

 

Henry Higinbotham was a Private with Captain Green’s Company Louisiana Guard Artillery. Much more information on linked page.

$500

C1294

[Due] 10 Army of Northern Virginia in circle in red to “Mrs. W(iley). H. Felker, Hebron PO, Spartanburg Dist, So Ca”, endorsed “A Soldier’s letter, Co E 18 Regt S.C.V.”. This handstamp struck in red at Petersburg, Virginia from September to December 1864. The 4th Corp ANV was Wallace’s Brigade, Johnson’s Division and Felker was a private; signed Brian Green, Ex Walske. $250.

$250
 

15121

RICHMOND / VA // APR / 5 / 1863 cds with straightline DUE 10 as well as second marking struck mostly off the top of pristine homemade cover; also red crayon “Due”, addressed to Mrs. David Crawford, Columbia, So Ca. and endorsed by “D. H. Crawford, Signal Corps, McLaw’s Division” across left end. Very Fine. $200.

Captain Daniel H. Crawford, A.Q.M. (Assistant Quarter Master) served in McLaw's Division in 1863, and later Longstreet's Division. Much more information on linked page.

$200
 

15361

SALTVILLE / VA dateless 34 MM BALLOON POSTMARK partially struck off top of cover with matching MIRROR-IMAGE curved DUE 10 on cover “To Mrs. Lucinda McMurtrey, Browns post office, Cobb County, Georgia” and endorsed “from J. A. McMurtrey 9th Ga. Art. Bat. Company B” – UNLISTED IN CSA CATALOG. This would likely have been dated May 1864 when he was serving in Saltville, site of the Confederacy’s main saltworks – vital to the Confederate war effort because the salt was used in preserving meat for Confederate soldiers and civilians. Written up in The Confederate Philatelist, 1Q 2014

$500
 

15516

CULPEPER C.H. / Va. // OCT / 22 cds with matching DUE 10 (CSA Catalog type C, CV $200) on cover to Mrs. Nancy C. A. Hurt, Forestville Wake NC with ms. notation at lower left “P.M. will please forward this to the Falls of Nuse” (s/b Neuse) slight water stains at right and bottom. $100.

$100
 

15561

TUDOR HALL / VA. // NOV ?2 / 1861 cds with matching DUE 10 (CSA Catalog type E) on stampless cover to Wm Bouknight, Newberry C.H., S. Carolina with soldier endorsement “From Sergt. J. R. Bouknight, Co. ‘E’ 7th Regmt S.C.V. (South Carolina Volunteers), flap tears. Ex Brandon. $150.

$150
 

15576

YORKTOWN / Va. cds with matching [due] 5 (CSA Catalog Type H, shown with an asterisk so not seen before by the editors) on cover to Col. (later General) Jas. L. Kemper, 7th Va Regiment, Manassas, Va. Flap opening tear. Ex Brandon. Scarce. $225.


James Lawson Kemper
was a Confederate Major General and Virginia Governor. Much more information on linked page.

$225
 

15577

TUDOR HALL / Va. // JAN / 12 / 1862 cds with matching DUE 5 on cover to Dr. Gessner Harrison (1807-62), Arrington Depot, Nelson Co., Virginia, with soldier endorsement of “P.G. Harrison [Co. H, 2nd Va Cavalry]” small stain at bottom. Note on verso, “Send me some paper and envelopes, ink, pens and holder. P.G.H.” Military records included. Ex Brandon. $160.


Peachy Gessner Harrison
served in Co. H, 2nd Va. Cavalry, Radford’s Reg’t, Radford’s Rangers, 30 Virginia Vols. and Signal Corps. Much more information on linked page.

$160
 

15580

ARRINGTON / VA // OCT 28 [1861] cds with matching handstamped PAID and ms. “5” (CSA Catalog Type A) on small narrow commercially made envelope to Dr. Geo. T. Harrison, Asst. Surgeon P.A.C.S, 24th Regt. V[a] Vol., Manassas Station, Va. Ex Brandon. $225.


Dr. George T. Harrison
served as an Assistant Surgeon and Surgeon in Field & Staff of the 2th Virginia Infantry, Gen. G.E. Pickett's Division. Much more information on linked page.

$225
 

15584

TUDOR HALL / Va. // SEP / 15 / 1862 beautifully struck cds with manuscript “[due] 5” on cover to G. W. Bradley, 18 Mile P.O., Pickens District S.C. with endorsement “From R. N. Bradley, Company D, Hampton Legion, S.C.V.” Bradley was killed at Seven Pines. Bit of staining and sealed tear at bottom right. Ex Brandon. $170.


Wade Hampton III
(1818 –1902) was a Confederate cavalry leader and 77th Governor of South Carolina. Much more information on linked page.

$170
 

15585

RICHMOND / Va. // SEP / 19 / 1861 bold clear cds with matching PAID 5 Cts on pristine cover to Capt. C. M. Stigleman, Company A, 24th Regt. Va. Vol., Manassas Junction, Va. Ex Brandon. $170.


Calohill M. Stigleman
was as 29 year-old doctor who enlisted May 16, 1861, who as a Captain, raised the first Floyd, Virginia regiment, Company A, 24th Virginia Infantry AKAThe Floyd Riflemen.” Much more information on linked page.

$170
 

15588

TUDOR HALL / Va. // OCT / 17 / [1861] nicely struck cds with matching “[due] 10” on cover to “Calvin Davis, Cross Keys PO, Union Dist. Co Car” with soldier endorsement “Private J. B. Davis, Congarie Troop, Hamptons Legion, Va” Ex Kohn and Brandon. $160.


Jesse B. Davis
mustered into Co D, SC Hampton Legion Cavalry as a private on 6-12-61. Wade Hampton III was a Confederate cavalry leader and 77th Governor of South Carolina. Much more information on linked page.

$160
 

15589

ABBEVILLE C.H. / S.C. // AUG / 30 [1861] cds with matching PAID 5 (CSA Catalog Type A) on clean cover (missing top back flap and sealed edge tear) to Lt. W. F. McKewn, Care of Col. R. T. Jones, Comdg 12th Ala, Reg 2d Brigade, Fairfax Station, Virginia. Ex Kohn and Brandon. $200.


Robert Tignall Jones
enlisted as a colonel in the 12th Alabama Infantry Regiment. He declined the rank of brigadier general and a seat on the military board of the State. Much more information on linked page.

$200
 

15639

ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA [DUE] 10 in red circle (CSA Catalog type ANV-20, CV $200), a particularly nice strike of this often hastily struck marking, on cover to Mr. Alford Black, White Pine PO, Gaston County, NC, with soldier’s endorsement “Co. H, 31 Regt. NC.” More research would doubtless identify the soldier. Bit of edge wear. $150.

$150
 

11305
Left side of military list

Right side of military list

Open document too large for  scanner bed

RICHMOND / Va. // MAR / 21 [1865] cds with matching DUE 10 addressed to Mrs. William B. Ryals, Palmyra, Fluvanna County, Virginia; endorsement “O.B. / A. Pickens Capt Co C, 1th Va. Infty.”. What initially appears to be a 4” x 8 ¾” legal cover is in fact a FOLDED DESCRIPTIVE LIST AND ACCOUNT OF PAY AND CLOTHING (17 ¼” x 11”) signed by A. Pickens, Capt. Comdg and dated Jany 27th 1865 stating “I certify that the above is a correct transcript to the best of my belief,  the company papers having been lost.” “From the records of” has been crossed out. It states “Private [ William J.] Ryals is entitled to compensation for clothing from 15th November 1862 to date of his death.” This likely sent to his mother. File folds but MOST UNUSUAL AND DESIRABLE USE. $250.


William J. Ryals
was listed as a 19 year-old farmer when he enlisted 10 May 1861 as a private in Co. C, VA 14th Infantry. He was continually listed as absent and return until finally hospitalized 21 Feb 1863 at Richmond and died of brain fever 25 Feb 1863.

$250

16012

ASHLAND / Va. // MAY / 9 [1862] very Fine strike of DOUBLE-LINE CIRCLE cancel with manuscript “Due 10” (listed in CSA Catalog with an asterisk so never seen by editors and scarce / likely unique) to William Davenport Esq, Palmetto, Ga., with endorsement from S. S. Davenport Co. C, 35th Regt. Ga. Vol., tiniest bit of reduction at bottom, Very Fine. Ex Hall. $300.


Samuel S. Davenport
served in Co. C., 35th GA Infantry. Much more information on linked page.

$300

16050

NORFOLK / VA // JUL blue double circle cancel used with matching PAID 5 (CC Type F, CV $300) on cover to W. D. Reddick, Esq., Newbys Bridge, NC, with age speckles, slightly reduced at top and most of top back flap missing, accompanied by original letter from J. T. Ally which is clearly the same correspondence but written March 8, 1862, mostly talking about putting up shad (fish) but mentions “the enemy have kept off so long that we think our city will not be taken.” $180.

$180

16160

RICHMOND / Va. // JUL / 12 / 1861 cds with matching PAID 10 (CC Type H) on clean commercially made cover to Mrs. R. S. Chapman, Livingston, Ala, the rate for over 500 miles, slightly reduced at right. Ex Cox. $125.


Reuben S. Chapman, Jr.
served in Company H, Alabama 11th Infantry. Much more information on linked page.

$125

16320

LEXINGTON / Va. // FEB / 14 [1861] VALENTINE’S DAY postmark. Scott 136XU1 as postmaster provisional but with caveat that it is indistinguishable from a stampless cover when used. Thus must be considered a stampless use. Addressed to the second cousin of Gen. Robert E. Lee: “Major E. G. Lee (later brigadier general) Care Co. A. C. Cumming, 33rd Regt. Va. Vol. Manassas Junction, Virginia.” E. G. Lee was aide-de-camp to Stonewall Jackson and later served in the Confederate Secret Service. Sealed opening flap tears extending over the top into small tear into the cds, otherwise Very Fine. Plantation Collection. $250.


Edwin Gray Lee
(1836-1879) was a Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. Much more detailed information on linked page.

$250

16323

Army of Northern Virginia [DUE] 10 in red (CSA Catalog ANV-20, CV $200), a particularly nice strike of this as it is usually quite weak, undoubtedly due to the heavy number of letters processed by the Army post office. This was the Petersburg canceling device that was taken with the troops. Addressed homemade cover to Mrs. Ann K. Connelly, Albany, Georgia, and endorsed by “Wm. O. Connelly, Lowry’s Inf. Brigade.” Plantation Collection.  $220.

$220

16330

Army of Northern Virginia field cancel (CSA Catalog Type AN-19), beautifully struck encircled “10” on clean homemade cover to Mr. Martie K. Wilcox, Douglass PO, Coffee County, Ga. with other writing on face of cover as well, endorsed by John Denton, Co. C, 50th Ga. Regt. who is listed as a private and surrendered at Appomattox. This cancel was used in 1864 when in Kershaw’s Division, 1st Corps, ANV. Plantation Collection. $150.

$150

16332

NEW MARKET / VA. // NOV / 30 cds, bold clear strike with matching DUE 10 (CSA Catalog Type B, CV $200), on cover to Mrs. Ruth Flippin, Westfield, Stokes County, N.C., with soldier’s endorsement across left end, “privet J. A. Flippin Co. D, 45 Regt NC Troops,” Ex Milgram and Plantation Collection. $250.


Jesse A. Flippin
served in Company D, NC 45th Infantry. Much more information on linked page.

$250

16336

FARMVILLE / VA // NOV / 2 [1861] cds with matching PAID / 5 (ms) (CC Type B, CV $175) on cover to Miss Mollie E. Bell, Liberty Bedford Virginia Care of A. A. Bell, Liberty with original letter to Mollie from Lucie N. Rives, mainly endeavoring to comfort her in her bereavement, in a wonderfully feminine and flowery hand. At the close, Lucie implores Mollie to write to N. Womack who has just left for Manassas Junction and to write to him Care of Capt. Booker 18th Regiment Virginia Volunteers. Plantation Collection. $200.

$200

16464

[Army of Northern Virginia / DUE] 10 (CSA Catalog Type ANV-19) boldy struck on blue homemade cover to Mrs. W. T. Field, Arnolds Mills, S.C., and manuscript directive at lower left, “Via G.C.H. SC.”  with endorsement “From W. T. Field, Co., K, H[ampton] Legion, Gary’s Cavalry Brgd.” Verso shows pencil receiving docket of July 12th 1864. $120.      

W. T. Field enlisted 14 June 1862 as a 1st Lieutenant in Hampton Legion SC Infantry Battalion, Gary’s Brigade, Department of Richmond.

$120

16465

[WILMINGTON / NC // DUE] 10 neatly struck on homemade cover to Miss Sallie E. Hampton, Laurel Branch, Rowan County, N.C. Enclosed “Private D. A. Hampton, Co. G, 42nd Regt N.C. Troops.” Light water stains and slight reduction at right. Per Stefan Jaronski, this Wilmington numeral-only marking without the postmark was used from 1864 forward on soldiers’ due mail processed to / from soldiers in the area by the Wilmington post office. $250.


David A. Hampton
served in Co. G, NC 42nd Infantry, Kirkland’s Brigade, Hoke’s Division, 1st Corps, Army of Tennessee in April of 1865, Army of Northern Virginia 4th Corps. Much more information on Hampton and the 42nd NC on the linked page.

$250

16466

RICHMOND / VA. // JAN / 20 / 1862 blurry cds struck off upper left side of cover with manuscript “Due 2” at top right, on cover to “Mr. Vice President A. H. Stephens of the C.S.A. Richmond, Va.” With top back flap missing, as usual with this correspondence, and secretarial docketing on back flaps M. C. Thompson, Chimborazo Hotel (should be “Hospital”) Jan 20th 1862. Wants to be discharged.Small restored piece at bottom edge. SCARCE DROP RATE. Endorsed across the left end “Private M. C. Thompson, Co. K, 20th Regiment Ga. Vols.” $350.


Malcomb Cicero Thompson
served in Co. K, 20th Infantry, Capt. Cleveland’s Company (Montgomery Guards), Army of Northern Virginia. Much more information on linked page.

$350

16469

STAUNTON / Va. // SEP / 3 neatly struck cds with matching [Due] 10 (CC Type E, CV $200) on homemade cover to Mrs. Susan J. Robertson, Mossingford PO, Charlotte County, Va. with ms. directive at lower left “to the care of B. G. Dickenson, Esq.” with endorsement “Soldier’s letter Co. C. 23rd Va. Regt.” There were six by the name of Robertson in this regiment, your guess as good as mine; more research needed but can be likely ascertained. $220.

$220

11474

Listed in both Miscellaneous-2 and Virginia Stampless, Section 3

SOLDIER’S LETTER with cover postmarked Cobham / Va. // (ms.) Sept cds with manuscript “Due 10” (UNLISTED in CSA Catalog) on tiny blue-lined envelope to Dr. W. W. Hamner, University of Va. Back flap missing and piece out at top edge of cover. Light pencil soldier’s endorsement at upper right, “W. P. Hamner, Co. B, 19th Va.” Small 2-page missive with EXCELLENT CONTENT to his mother headed, “Halt near Leesburg, Sept 5th [1862]” saying “I am again well and with the reg[iment] we have driven the Yank to the Potomack and Alexandria and now are on a brig up the river to cross on to Myd. We gave them the worst whipping they ever received at Gaines Mill. Part of the battle was fought on the old battle ground of Manassas and the dead Yankees were lying piled up on the graves of those killed at Manassas a year ago. The mortality on the federal side was greater than at any previous battle whilest ours was less. B[ranham Hamner] and myself are both well. I was not in the fight. I & Dar Sheppard were left by the surgeon at Haymarket, my feet & legs were swollen meat, I could not march.” Not signed but same script as cover endorsement and appropriately dated. $325.

 

William Palmer Hamner served as an officer in Company B, 19th Virginia Infantry. Dr. Wyatt Wingfield Hamner served as Assistant Surgeon. Nimrod Branham Hamner also served in Company B, 19th Virginia Infantry. Much more information on all of these soldiers on the linked page.

$325

 16556

COBHAM / Va. // June / 24 [1861] (ms) bold cds with matching Paid / 5 (ms) (CSA Catalog Type A, CV $175) on cover to Captain Alfred L. Rives, Corps of Engineers, Williamsburg, Virginia; docketed “Mama 23 June 1861.” Ex William A. Fox. $150.


Alfred Landon Rives
was one of the two Chiefs of the Corps of Engineers to General Robert E. Lee. Much more information on linked page.

$150

 16699

NORFOLK / Va. // JUN / 24 / 1861 blue cds with matching PAID 10 (CSA Catalog Type F, CV $300) on cover to Mrs. Howell Cobb, Athens, Geo., with docketing [from] “John A & Lamar Cobb, memorandum of summer clothes to be sent to Sewell’s Point,” slightly reduced at right with bit of rounded corner at upper right. Superb markings. $200.


Thomas Howell Cobb
was a Southern Democrat and prominent politician in both the US and CSA. Cobb as well as a Major General in the Army of Northern Virginia. Much more information on linked page and online.

 $200

 16973

FARMVILLE / Va. cds with matching DUE 10 (CSA Catalog Type C, CCV $175), on clean homemade cover endorsed by Sergt. Chapman, Co. H, 3rd S.C. Reg., to Mrs. Francis Kibler, Newberry C.H., SC, Ex Wayman. There are 138 Chapman’s listed from SC. Up to you to determine which one this is. Ex Wayman. $160.

 $160

 16986

FARMVILLE / Va. cds with matching bold DUE 10 (CSA Catalog Type C, CCV $175), on clean homemade cover endorsed by Sergt. Chapman, Co. (E), 3rd S.C. Reg., to Samuel Chapman, Newberry C.H., SC, Ex Wayman. There are 138 soldiers named Chapman listed from SC; it’s up to you to determine which one this is. Ex Wayman. $190.

 $190

17330
Listed in both Virginia-3 stampless and Miscellaneous-1

RICHMOND / Va. // DEC / 6 / 1861 cds on fresh cover with matching lightly struck straightline DUE 10 and frank of Howell Cobb M.C. to Mrs. Cobb in Athens Georgia. 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. Congressmen were permitted to send letters without the prepayment of postage. The postage was to be paid on delivery by the recipient. All such letters were to be endorsed with the signature of the congressman. This privilege was not widely used as congressmen were probably reluctant to have their constituents pay to receive their letters. In this case, it was Cobb’s wife so did not matter. SCARCE MEMBER OF CONGRESS FRANK. Ex Hedin and Fisher. $500.

$500

17363

RICHMOND / VA. // APR / 1863 cds with matching DUE 10 with soldier’s endorsement “J.R. Black, Co. K, 38th Regt., N.C. Troops to his brother, Duncan Black, Montrose, N.C.  $125.

John R. Black served in the “Carolina Boys” company, Army of Northern Virginia. More information on linked page and online.

$125


17923

Listed in Miscellaneous-2 Virginia-3, and Imprints-1

RICHMOND / Va. // SEP / 25 / 1862 cds with matching straightline PAID and faint penciled “2” with manuscript “Ch[arge] Ex[ecutive] Depart[ment] of V[irgini]a J[ohn] L[etcher – Governor]” on fresh cover addressed in unmistakable bold hand of Governor John Letcher to Thomas H. Howard M.D. Genl Ransoms Brig. Hospital, Near Nine Mile Road three miles from “Richmond” Va. A super use with AUTOGRAPH VALUE as well as military address and scarce drop rate. $500.

Thomas H. Howard enlisted as an Assistant Surgeon in Field & Staff of  North Carolina 35th Infantry to take charge of brigade hospital at Front Royal, Va.

$500


17924

RICHMOND / Va. // AUG / 20 / 18612 cds with matching straightline PAID / penciled “15” – SCARCE UNLISTED TRIPLE RATE, 15¢ only possible for first year of postal rates, at upper left is “Ch[arge] Ex[ecutive] Dept., / J[ohn] R[andolph] T[ucker] (Attorney General), to Miss Maggie N. Mumford, Care of R. J. Cocke Esq., Jefferson, Powhatan (County, Va.) Somewhat war weary but is an UNLISTED 15¢ RATE. $280.

$280


18035

New 8-29-18

GUINEYS / Va. // MAR cds, no rate or Paid/Due (one of the ways listed in the CSA catalog) on soldier’s letter with mandated endorsement “From F.J. Williams, Private in Co. K, 37th Regt. N.C.T. (North Carolina Troops)” home to H.J. Williams, Mouth of Wilson, Grayson Co[unty], Va., slightly reduced at right, Very Fine. $150.

Felix J. Williams served in Company K, NC 37th Infantry, Branch’s Brigade, A.P. Hill’s Division, 2nd Army of Northern Virginia. More information on linked page and online.

$150
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