Items for Sale - Confederate Patriotic Covers, Section 2

18102

US 26, 3¢ dull red tied by light BROWNSVILLE / TEN // APR / 17 [1861] cds on overall 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic (CC F7-2B, CCV $4,500, with the prominent flagstaff compared to F7-2A which lacks the flagstaff), second strike on back, to Messrs. Leon Berg & Co., Philadelphia. Pa., barely reduced at right. Rarely found in such nice condition, 1987 PF certificate 0176776. $3,800.

$ 3,800

18103

US 26, 3¢ dull red, straddle-pane copy tied by CHARLESTON / S.C. // MAY / 12 / 1861 cds on 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic (CC F7-7B, CCV $1,500) to Unionville S.C., missing top flap, Very Fine, ex Calhoun. $1,300.

$ 1,300

18104

US 26, 3¢ dull red (irregularly separated at left) tied by neat SAVANNAH Ga. // MAY / 17 [1861] cds on 9-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic (CC F9-2B, CCV $4,000), small stain at top and back flap tears just extend to couple short tears at bottom, otherwise Fine, the ninth star represents the admission of Arkansas, which was followed only three days later by North Carolina, due to this short time period there were fewer 9-Star Confederate Patriotic designs produced than any other flag designs (7 thru 13 stars). $3,000.

$ 3,000

18106

US 26, 3¢ dull red tied by neat SAVANNAH Ga. // MAY / 30 / 1861 cds on cover to Thomas Prosser & Son, 28 Platt St., New York City, N.Y., with 7-Star Confederate Shield Patriotic Sticker (CC ST-7, CC $2,000), faint strike of oval handstamp, back flap with red embossed patent seal for Thos. Prosser & Son New York who is also the addressee, stamp with a few short perfs, Very Fine, Confederate States use of US postage, ex Duckworth; these are very rarely tied and expertizing bodies frequently offer a “no opinion” when submitted; serious patriotic sticker collectors recognize this, therefore offered on its own merits. $1,500.

$ 1,500

18112

LYNCHBURG / Va. // JUN / 24 / 1861 cds with matching PAID in oval and "10" rate handstamp on Jefferson Davis Medallion, 7-Star Flags, Sunburst and "Henry Grays" Regimental Patriotic cover (JD-1A var, Slogan 50, CCV $1,000), also manuscript "Paid 10 cts," slightly reduced at left, minor toning, vertical fold and splits along edges, , ex Dr. Warren, with 1998 CSA certificate 03165. $850.

$ 850

18113

Hand-carried Jefferson Davis Patriotic (JD-1A, Verse 31, CCV $1,000) addressed to R. J. Van Hook, Columbus, Miss., with manuscript "Mail" at bottom (possibly a soldier's letter), matching manuscript "Let her wave" at top, missing back flap, small edge tear at top, stain in address. There is listed an R. J. Van Hook who served in the Alabama Reserves. $375.

$ 375

18116

RICHMOND / Va. // SEP / 23 / 1861 lightly struck cds with matching PAID 10 in circle handstamp on blue Jefferson Davis Medallion, 7-Star Flags, 10-Star Sunburst and Verse Patriotic design (JD-1B, Verse 26) and RARE Natchez Rifles, Capt. A.V. Davis REGIMENTAL IMPRINT at top, some mounting remnants on back, addressed to Mrs. C. Lacrozo, Natchez, Miss., Extremely Fine. A similar cover in red and blue sold in the Dr. Ralph Brandon collection for $4,600. $2,500.

Capt. Alfred Vidal Davis, Sr. commanded the Natchez Rifles, Company E, 4th Louisiana Battalion. Davis owned a slave, John Roy Lynch, who became one of the first African-American congressmen. Much more information on linked page.

$ 2,500

18117

MEMPHIS / Ten. // NOV/  1? / 1861 cds with matching bold DUE / 5 handstamp on dark red and light blue Jefferson Davis Medallion, 11-Star Flags, Sunburst and Verse Patriotic cover (JD-1C, Verse 28), to Mrs. T. B. Walton, Care E. J. Walton, Memphis, Tenn., slightly reduced at left with few sealed tears at edge. The shades of the red and blue colors are very unusual; illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on page 120. Mandated soldier endorsement of W. B. Carter, 15th Reg. Vol. (state not specified – good doable research project) $1,100.

$ 1,100

18123

CHARLESTON / S.C. // OCT / 1 / 1861 cds with PAID 5 in circle handstamp on 7-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover (F7-7B, CCV $1,500) to Miss Emgeline Neighbours, Pendleton S.C., barely reduced at right, some slight wear and soiling, still Very Fine and attractive cover, ex Toaspern, Gallagher, Calhoun and Kilbourne. $800.  

$ 800

18129

RICHMOND / Va. // JUL / 31 / 1861 cds with matching PAID / 5 Cts handstamp on small size 10-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover (F10-3, CCV $1,000) to Bremo (Bluff) Va. Care of Dr. Charles Cocke, Very Fine. Ex Rosenberg. $1,100.

$ 1,100

18135

BRUNSWICK / Ga. // NOV / 14 [1861] cds with matching DUE 5 (type C) on Hand-Held "Bartow" 11-Star Confederate Flag patriotic cover (F11-9, Slogan 3, CCV $1,500), with soldier's endorsement from E. M. Ells, Jackson Artillery, Co. A., home to Mrs. C. A. Ells, Macon, Geo. some small edge stains and back flap opening tears. $650.

Edward M. Ells served in Capt. Massenburg’s Battery Georgia Light Artillery (Jackson Light Artillery), Capt. George A. Dure’s Company, Army Northern Virginia, age 21. Much more information on linked page.

$ 650

18139

SOCIAL CIRCLE / GEO. // SEP / 1? bold red cds with matching PAID and 10 (type B, CCV $300) handstamps on fresh rebacked 11-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover front (F11-13, CCV $3,500), reduced at right, repaired opening tears and small erosions, and part of address written in, with 2018 PF certificate; while the back is reattached, it appears to be original to the front, addressed to Col. D. W. Hart, Arkadelphia, Ark, ex Kohn and Kilbourne. Combined CCV $3,800. $1,200.

$ 1,200

18141

YORKTOWN / Va. [MAR 1862] cds with unreadable date, matching PAID 5 on 11-Star Confederate Flag and Verse Patriotic design (F11-17, Verse 5, CCV $1,500), original letter datelined Yorktown March 31, 1862, some wear and damp staining, missing back flap, letter with edge splits, otherwise Fine. $700.

$ 700

18144

WINCHESTER / Va. // JUN / 24 / 186? cds with matching DUE 10 on rare blue 13-Star Confederate Jackson Flag patriotic cover (F13-4A, CCV $3,500), lightly cleaned, endorsed by D. B. Edwards, Lieut., C.S.A. home to his wife in Benton, Ala. The second national Confederate flag, also known as the "White Jackson Flag" and "Stainless Banner," was adopted by the Confederacy on May 1, 1863. Very few examples are known on patriotic covers, as by 1863 paper shortages and printing expenses vastly decreased their use. Ex Ashbrook, Bogg, and Kilbourne. Illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 87.  $1,700.

Daniel B. Edwards served as captain of Company A, 44th Alabama Regiment, Law’s Brigade, Hood’s Division. Much more information on linked page.

$ 1,700

18145

CORINTH / Miss. // JUL / 18 / [1861] cds with matching PAID / 5 (type C, $300 just for marking) in oval, beautiful clear strikes on 11-Star Confederate Flag, Cannon and Verse patriotic cover (CN-1B, Verse 28, CCV $750) to Miss P. S. Hamilton, Laurel Hill, West Feliciana [Parish] La., minor wear, Very Fine, Ex Bowman and Kilbourne, combined CCV $1,050. $1,300.

$ 1,300

18155

CSA 11-AD and CSA 13: two matching covers to Miss Felicia Chapman, Care of Hon. R. Chapman, Tuscaloosa Ala. from her cousin John F. Wilkerson, in the field with the 6th Tennessee Regiment, Army of the Tennessee, both with matching blue Jefferson Davis Medallion, 7-Star Flags, 10-Star Sunburst and Verse Patriotic design (JD-1B, Verse 53), 10¢ with blurry strike of what is likely Army of the Tennessee field cancel, 20¢ with corners clipped and tied by ATLANTA / Ga. cds, with original letter datelined near Atlanta, May 28, 1864, outstanding lengthy war and political commentary (see excerpt that follows), both covers with toning small edge tears. OUTSTANDING WAR CONTENT with full transcriptions that accompany. The letter accompanying the 20¢ cover has fascinating commentary on the sender's life in the Army of the Tennessee, with descriptions of battles and skirmishes and the recent completion of a raid on the rear of the Union Army. It is also strong with opinions and fervent patriotic spirit, including "I think that if our soldiers only resolved to dare & brave the dangers of the field, with the assistance of a just & merciful God, peace will crown our labors & hardships before many months elapse. As much as I desire the war to close, I am for fighting to the bitter end, until the Yankee Government grants us everything we ask for, & acknowledge the Southern Confederacy as on the 1st nations of the earth." The 20¢ cover illustrated in 1986 Dietz on p. 231 and in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 119. Ex Gallagher and Kilbourne. $2,200.

Reuben Chapman was an Alabama lawyer who owned a cotton plantation in the state's "Black Belt." He served as a Democrat in the US House of Representatives (1835-1849) and as Alabama’s 13th Governor (1847-1849)Much more information on linked page.

$ 2,200

18164

CSA 4, 5¢ dark blue tied by blurry strike of CORINTH / Miss. // MAR / 19 [1862] cds on 11-Star Confederate Flag patriotic design (F11-5, CCV $1,500 with common stamp), barely reduced at left not affecting design, few small cover scuffs and small scuff on stamp in corner, still Very Fine. Addressed to Mrs. A. E. McLaurin, Brookhaven, Miss., with soldier’s endorsement at lower left “Company E, 7th [Mississippi] Regt.” SCV $2,500, ex Meroni and Kilbourne. $1,200.

$ 1,200

18172

CSA 1-2, 5¢ green pair canceled pen strokes and tied CHATTANOOGA / Ten. // ? / 12 cds on "For Land & Life, Children and Wife" Soldier and 11-Star Confederate Flag patriotic cover (SN-4, CCV $3,000), depicts a Confederate officer (believed to be Beauregard) in uniform holding a saber in one hand and flag in other, small repair at bottom right corner, to Mrs. F. D. Hughes, Conwayboro So. Ca., Ex Ashbrook, Boshwit, Freeman and Kilbourne, 2007 PF certificate 458351. $3,000.

$ 3,000

18174

CSA 1-2, 5¢ green tied WARRINGTON / Fla. // DEC / 28 cds on cover to Mrs. E. M. Holland, Scales Depot, Marshall Co[unty], Miss. Sailor Nailing 11-Star Confederate Flag to Pole Patriotic sticker ornate frame (ST-4), expertly mended tears including at top and on flap but label is sound, Very Fine appearance and rare, this label's design is similar to that of a Palmetto Patriotic (FSC-2), this is one of only three recorded Warrington covers bearing this label, illustrated in Wishnietsky's Confederate Patriotic Covers and Their Usages on p. 134, CSA Catalog value $3,500 if tied, but these are very rarely tied (they aren’t postage stamps) and expertizing bodies frequently offer a “no opinion” when submitted, thus offered on its own merits. RARE.

$ 1,300

18315

CSA 1c, 5¢ olive green tied light TUDOR HALL / VA. cds on Cannon and 12-star flag patriotic (CSA catalog CN-3, slogan 45, verse 39, CV $1,500 for design with common stamp, Scott CV CSA 1 on common patriotic $2,500), addressed to Mrs. D. E. Hutchison, Charlotte, N.C., slight staining, Ex Creighton Hart. $750.

$ 750

18318

CSA 1c, 5¢ olive green tied light TUDOR HALL / VA. cds on Cannon and 12-star flag patriotic (CSA catalog CN-3, slogan 45, verse 39, CV $1,500 for design with common stamp, Scott CV CSA 1 on common patriotic $2,500), addressed to Mrs. D. E. Hutchison, Charlotte, N.C., slight staining, Ex Creighton Hart. $750.

$ 650

18319

CSA 4a, 5¢ dark blue, Stone 3 (small faults) tied light GOLDSBOROUGH / N.C. cds on Cannon and 12-star flag patriotic (CSA catalog CN-3, verse 5, Bonitz imprint 17, CV $1,500 for design with common stamp, Scott CV CSA 4a on common patriotic $2,750), addressed to Mrs. M. F. Fields, Tawboro, N.C.  1983 CSA certificate, Ex Northcutt. $850.

$ 850

18314

CENTREVILLE / TEN // JUN / 12 [1861] double strike of UNLISTED GREEN POSTMARK and manuscript “Paid” on 7-star flag patriotic (CSA Catalog 7-5A), to Governor [Isham] Harris, Nashville, Tenn. "Sold at Green & Co's. Book Store Nashville, Tenn." imprint, missing part of back flap, fresh and Very Fine and RARE UNLISTED INDEPENDENT STATE USE after the Confederate postal system had begun operations (Tennessee seceded on June 8 and was admitted to the Confederacy on July 2), Ex Gallagher and Kilbourne. $1,900.

$ 1,900

18392

RICHMOND / Va. // JUL / 9 / 1861 cds with PAID / 5Cts. on 7-star flag patriotic cover (CSA Catalog F7-18, CV $1,000) to Mrs. E. R. Miller, Colliers Po. Office, Edgefield, So. Ca., slightly reduced at right with some foxing back and front. $475.

$ 475

18393

CSA 12, 10¢ blue tied MOBILE / ALA dcds on cover with hand-drawn battle flag patriotic to Miss Julia Spigner (also seen as Speigner or Spigner), Buickville (Buycksville), Coosa County, Ala., docketing on verso reads “Death or Liberty.” Such hand-drawn patriotics made by soldiers are very scarce and considered folk art by many. Buycksville is in the 1862 List of Post Offices in the United States but I found nothing online about it--obviously now a ghost town. $475.

$ 475

18394

STRASBURG / VA cds with manuscript “due 10” on Mounted Dragoons & Verse (CSA Catalog SM-2, CV $1,500) patriotic cover with mandated endorsement “From J. F. Coghill, Co. G, 23rd NC Vols,” addressed to Miss A. E. Coghill, Henderson, N.C., flap opening tears.  $475.

J. F. Coghill served in the 23rd NC Infantry, John’s Brigade, Pegram’s Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia. Much more information on the linked page.

$ 475

18423

Unused all-over 7-star flag patriotic (CSA catalog F7-3, CCV $4,000 when used), Very Fine. Rare. $350.

$ 350

18425

Unused all-over 7-star flag patriotic with Jeff. Davis, Prest. and Alexr H. Stephens, Vice Pres t. in red stripes; “A Secession Envelope” in center stripe, NORTHERN production. $50.

$ 50

18426

Unused all-over 11-star flag patriotic, Very Fine NORTHERN product. $50.

$ 50

18428

U.S. 26, 3¢ dull red tied MEMPHIS / Ten. // Ma? / 31 cds on all-over 7-star flag patriotic (CSA catalog F7-2B, CV $4,500) with printer imprint of Saunders, Clark & Jones (Memphis) at upper left; addressed to H.D. Howard Esq., Galena, Illinois; with faded manuscript “Our Flag” up left edge; reduced at right into stamp and restored along left edge. Ex Earl Kaplan. $500.

$ 500

18619

KINSTON / N.C. // JUL / 5 cds with matching PAID (no rate) (CSA catalog type A) on fresh 10-star flag and streamer patriotic (CC type F10-11, CCV $1,000) with verse 37 and Bonitz imprint, to A.L. Sifford, Esq, Catawba Springs, Lincoln Co[unty] N.C. in peacock blue ink, missing top back flap, Ex Finney, Oswald, Myerson. $800.

$ 800

18620

CHARLOTTESVILLE / VA. // SEP / 1861 light blue dcds with matching 5 and PAID handstamps on patriotic cover to Miss Lucy A. Merritt, Brunswick Co[unty], Lawrenceville Va. with 11-Star Confederate Flag design (F11-13, CCV $3,500), slight soiling, otherwise Very Fine, a RARE 11-Star Patriotic design which was created by modifying the 10-Star flag (F10-8) with a star added to the upper right, only a few recorded, one of which has reattached back. Ex Engstler. $1,500.

$ 1,500

18697

New 8-26-19

TUDOR HALL / VA. cds with curved DUE 10 and magenta manuscript Due 10 on 11-star flag and staff with slogan “Fast Colors…warranted not to run.” (CSA Catalog type F11-9, CV $1,500) Addressed to Dr. A. G. Thomas, Atlanta, Georgia and endorsed From Corp L. L. Thomas, Co F, 8th Georgia Regt. All of address ink reinforced and large repair across most of bottom into the address and cancel. Very presentable example of this scarce design. Tudor Hall was the post office for Manassas. $600.

$ 600

18698

New 8-26-19

RICHMOND / Va. // NOV / 8 cds with matching DUE 10 on Tent and 11-star flag patriotic (CSA catalog type TF-1, CV $1,250) to Col. James Roberts & Others, Hog Mountain, Ga., endorsed A. K. Richardson, Capt., County Line Invincibles, 35th Regiment Ga Volunteers. Small cover faults and reduced a bit at right. $950.

$ 950

18709

New 11-3-19

CSA 2-Hb, 10¢ dark blue, Hoyer & Ludwig with huge margins to touched, light diagonal pre-use crease, tied by RICHMOND / VA. // DEC / 2 cds on cover to Iserial (sic - Israel) Prickett Esq., Stockbridge P.O., Henry Co[unty] Ga. with John Bell Three-Quarter Portrait with Flags, Eagle and Shield Campaign design, Raynor imprint, Edw. Everett for Vice President crossed out in pen; cover with some edge wear and slightly clipped corner at top left, Very Fine appearance, Ex Schopp. RARE 1860 JOHN BELL CAMPAIGN COVER USED IN THE CONFEDERACY. $1,900.

John Bell was a prominent politician from Tennessee who ran for president in 1860 as the candidate for the Constitutional Union Party (a third party which took a neutral stance on the issue of slavery), although he was opposed to secession during the antebellum period. Following the Battle of Fort Sumter, he dramatically reversed his position and supported the Confederate cause; his running mate, Edward Everett, was a loyal Union man, which explains why his name was crossed out.

$ 1,900

18710

New 11-3-19

CSA 4b, 5¢ light  milky blue, Stone 2, (defective) tied by YORKTOWN / VA. // MAY / 1 / 1862 cds on patriotic cover to Mrs. Mary B. Blackford, Box 6, Lynchburg Virginia, with blue Jefferson Davis Medallion, 7-Star Flags and 10-Star Sunburst Patriotic design (CSA catalog type JD-1B); slightly reduced at left not affecting design. Nice juxtaposition of blue Davis stamp next to blue Davis medallion. SCV $2,500 for CSA 4 on a patriotic. $1,800.

Mary Berkeley Minor Blackford (1802-1896) was said to have taught her sons to hate slavery and to love the Union. The Blackford Family Papers 1742-2003 are at UNC. It includes scattered correspondence to her from former slaves in Liberia.

$ 1,800

18712

New 11-3-19

CSA 1, 5¢ green,  with large margins all around, tied by RAPID ANN STATION / VA // MAY / 9 [1862] cds on 12-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic (F12-4, CV $2,500), addressed in peacock blue ink to Daniel Riggs, Dobson P.O., Surry County, N.C., slightly reduced at left with side flap reattached, 1996 CSA certificate. Ex Schopp. $1,900.

$ 1,800

18713

New 11-3-19

CSA 1c, 5¢ olive green, (slightly in at top, small repair at right), tied by partly clear strike of LAGRANGE / GA. // MAY cds on small patriotic cover (4” x 1 ½”) to Francis McWaters, Oxford, Ga. with Hand-Held 11-Star Confederate Flag and "Fast Colors...warranted not to run" design (F11-9, Slogan 33), tiny tear at left edge, SCV $2,500, 2001 CSA certificate, Ex Schopp. Scarce litho on a patriotic! $1,200.

Francis M. McWaters served in Company E, 41st Georgia Infantry; he enlisted as a private March 4, 1862. He was appointed 4th Sergeant July 13, 1862. Wounded, date and place not given. Died of gangrene in Empire Hospital at Vineville, Macon, Ga., October 27, 1864.

$ 1,200

18714

New 11-3-19

CSA 1a, 5¢ light green pair, full to large margins on three sides, left stamp with tiny nick at lower left, bright shade, tied by light blue BOWLING GREEN / KY. // JAN / 13 / [1862] cds on Hand-Held 11-Star Confederate Flag Patriotic cover with 7th Alabama Regiment imprint (F11-9), addressed to W.N. Millard, Hickory Hill, Cass County  Texas; VERY INTERESTING 4-PAGE SOLDIER’S LETTER enclosed, boldly inked and easy to read, datelined "Camp Hardee, Bowling Green Ky. Jany. 10th" containing reference to post office spying: "It might be wrong for me to say anything of our numbers as this might be examined by some infernal Lincolnite before it reaches you..." He thinks his colonel would make a good corporal for a Piney Woods Company, but is no good as an officer, admiringly mentions the Texas Rangers and the death of brave Col. Terry. He says that “some say if we had one hundred thousand of them (Texas Rangers), we would need no more troops to gain our independence.” Very Fine. Outstanding Confederate patriotic from Bowling Green, scarce with general issue stamps, great letter. Stellar provenance: Ex MacBride, Gallagher, Oswald, Felton, and Schopp, 2008 PF certificate. $4,500.

$ 4,500

18715

New 11-3-19

CSA 4, 5¢ blue, tied by indistinct strike of GOLDSBORO / N.C. cds on patriotic cover to Miss Mollie Wilson, Box No. 10, Lincolnton, N.C. with scarce Mounted Dragoons and Verse design (SM-2, Verse 24), W. & J. Bonitz imprint, SOLDIER’S LETTER enclosure accompanies dated April 24, 1862 (splits and pages separated) and signed “Your old friend, Rick, Comp. D, 1st N.C. Troops, Goldsboro, N.C.” Cover with some minor edge wear and stamp with gum toning along edges, SCV $2,500. Ex Schopp. $1,500.

$ 1,500

18717

New 11-3-19

CSA 2-P, 10¢ light blue Paterson print with clear to ample margins, small faults, tied by blue DUBLIN / VA. // NOV / 6 cds on CAPTURED UNION PATRIOTIC COVER DEPICTING AN EAGLE WITH THE AMERICAN FLAG IN ITS BEAK, to Mrs. Caroline Buchanan, Rural Retreat, Wythe County, Va., slightly reduced at top and faint dampstains, still Very Fine, 1997 CSA certificate, Ex Schopp. $1,900.

$ 1,900

$

18718

New 11-3-19

CSA 4, 5¢ blue, full margins except slightly irregular at sides, deep rich color, tied by perfect strike of RICHMOND / Va. // JUN / 16 / 1862 cds on red GENERAL GEORGE B. MCCLELLAN CAPTURED UNION PATRIOTIC cover to Mrs. Augustus Mordecai, Box 557, Richmond, Va., addressed in pencil so undoubtedly mailed from the field, OVERPAID DROP RATE but presumably prepaid for whichever post office from which it would be used, back flap removed, lightly cleaned and small repaired nick at top, Very Fine appearance, EXTREMELY SCARCE AND UNUSUAL USE, Ex Telep, Freeman, and Schopp. $1,300.

Augustus Mordecai was a prominent planter, and a man of influence, serving for a number of years as presiding Justice of the Board of Magistrates of Henrico County, Va. All three of his sons, William Young, John Brooke and George Washington, served in the CSA in the 2nd Richmond Howitzers. Much more information on the linked page.

$ 1,300

18719

New 11-3-19

CSA 4, 5¢ blue, said by a prior owner to be Stone 3 but not verified by me, large margins to cut in at right, tied by partial strike of RICHMOND / Va. cds on CAPTURED GENERAL GEORGE B. MCCLELLAN UNION PATRIOTIC to Daniel Setszer, Farmville Va., design with the general's portrait inside a shield with eagle above and "War for the Union" banner in its beak. Stamp is faulty and lifted / reaffixed over a small portion of another stamp to appear complete (really only the edges are affected), Fine appearance, with 1997 CSA certificate, Ex Schopp. $850.

George M. Setszer served in 2nd Corp Company F, 18th Regiment Virginia Infantry and killed at Gettysburg. Much more information on linked page.

$ 850

18720

New 11-3-19

CSA 4b, 5¢ light milky blue, close to large margins, tied by indistinct strike of ASHLAND / VA. // JUN / 17 [1862] cds on CAPTURED UNION PATRIOTIC COVER depicting an eagle perched on a flag shield, addressed in pencil to Mrs. S. Jane Colston, Raleigh Colston, Esq., Ivy Depot, Va., stamp with slight abrasions and cover with some small edge tears, small part of top back flap trimmed away, with 2001 CSA certificate, Ex Schopp. $950.

Raleigh Thomas Colston (1834-1863) graduated from Virginia Military Institute (VMI) and commanded a regiment in the “Stonewall Brigade” of the 2nd Virginia Infantry as a Lt. Colonel. His mother was Sarah Jane Brockenbrough Colston. He had a short but illustrious military career. He was one of the few fatalities of the Battle of Mine Run at age 29. His cousin was Raleigh Edward Colston (1825-1896), a French-born brigadier general in the Confederate Army. He also graduated from VMI and taught French and military science there following graduation. He served under Longstreet, Jackson and Beauregard. He was the least experienced of Lee’s generals of division and elicited much criticism.

$ 950

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