Items for Sale - CSA 11, 10¢ Blue Intaglio - Type I on Cover - Section One

Printers: Archer & Daly (AD) and Keatinge & Ball (KB)

4091 4091

CSA 11-KBd, 4-margin 10¢ deep blue with manuscript "Chester Va., Mar 7/65", a very late use on a homemade cover, only one month from surrender.

4092 4092

CSA 11, 10¢ blue tied black PETERSBURG / VA // DEC / 11 / 1864 cds on cover, black Petersburg only used from December 1864 to the end of the war, top back flap missing

1268 1268

CSA 11, pencil canceled 10¢ blue with matching cancellation of "Arrington, Va. 29 June 1864" on small adversity cover made from military form and addressed to "Capt. John H. McCue, Enrolling Officer, Staunton, Augusta Co., Va.". Stamp has pre-printing paper fold. 2000 CSA Certificate #363. $180.


John Howard McCue's father was a prominent Whig judge and attorney in Staunton. His cousin, John Marshall McCue, was also active in politics and the law. McCue's great grandfather emigrated from Ireland to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and moved eventually to Nelson County, Virginia. McCue came from a family of ministers and lawyers; he chose the law as his vocation. McCue practiced law in Nelson County in Lovingston, just over the mountain from Staunton. His family connections and law practice carried him often to Augusta. He was appointed commissary of the 51st Virginia in 1861 and served through the war. He was a frequent correspondent of CSA Brig. Gen. John D. Imboden, also of Staunton.

1230 1230

CSA 11, large to huge 4 margin copy 10¢ blue tied CHARLESTON / S.C. double circle on overpaid drop cover made from a blue auctioneer's form, closed cover tear under fold-back, Most attractive adversity usage, Ex-Oswald

1258 1258

CSA 11-ADc, 10¢ greenish blue with 4 large to huge margins all around, tied neat STAUNTON / Va. /JAN/18 cds on Extremely Fine, Choice cover

1194 1194

CSA 11, 4 margin 10¢ blue tied by indistinct cds on nice turned cover with inside usage a 10¢ blue #12 tied AUGUSTA/Ga. cds to Americus, Ga., a lovely adversity use with two different general issues, Ex-Hall

4722 4722

CSA 11-AD, right sheet margin of 10¢ blue tied by neat CHARLESTON / S.C. // OCT / 6 cds on cover "in care of Abner I. Shuler, Target Club", Very Fine.

4840 4840

CSA 11, 4-margin 10¢ blue with small faults tied bold blue COLUMBIA / S.C. cds on adversity cover made from printed court document, Showy.

4952 4952

CSA 11-ADa, 10¢ milky blue right sheet margin tied KINSTON / N.C. cds on pale pink cover to "Miss Kate F. Curtis, Hillsborough, N.C." Kate was the daughter of Rev. Moses Ashley Curtis, an Episcopal priest from Hillsboro who was a preeminent mycologist renowned among botanists.

4949 4949

CSA 11, 10¢ blue, 4 margins, tied KINSTON / N.C. cds on turned cover to "Miss Kate F. Curtis, Orange County Hillsboro, N. Carolina" Kate was the daughter of Rev. Moses Ashley Curtis, an Episcopal priest who was a preeminent mycologist renowned among botanists even today; inside use bears no stamps but a neat blue HILLSBORO/N.C./JUL/19 double circle and manuscript "Paid" addressed to Kate's brother "J(ohn) H. Curtis, Orange Light Artillery, Kinston, N.C." Curtis was mustered into Company "G" of the 3rd N.C. Light Artillery on March 11, 1862 and then transferred into Company "E" of the 13th N.C. Battalion Light Artillery along with his brother, M.A. Custis, Jr. He rose in the ranks from private to 1st Sergt. Co. E - Captain Henry Dickson's Battery.

5057 5057

CSA 11, 10¢ blue tied RICHMOND / VA. // JUN / 1 cds on pristine homemade cover to "Miss E.M. Smithison (sic), MacFarland's P.O., Lunenburg County, Virginia"

5158 5158

CSA 11, 10¢ blue tied RICHMOND / Va. cds on neat fresh homemade overpaid drop cover to "Miss Mattie Mooklar, Box 'No. 1', Richmond, Va.", small parts of the top back flap missing

5486 5486

CSA 11-ADa, 10¢ milky blue tied neat bold "Fayetteville N.C. May 13, 1863" cds on homemade cover, Very Fine

6184 6184

CSA 11-ADc, 10¢ greenish blue tied 7-bar army grid cancel on adversity cover made from Vicksburg Commercial and Railroad Bank note, addressed to “Mr. Gibson Lanier, Greenfield, Georgia”, Most attractive use

6199 6199

CSA 11-AD,  4-margin right sheet margin copy of 10¢ greenish blue tied neat blue HILLSBORO / N.C. cds on homemade cover to “Mr. Joseph J. Person, Louisburg, Franklin Co., N. Ca.” 

6611 6611

CSA 11, 10¢ blue, four margins, tied DANVILLE / VA // DEC / 13 cds on small homemade cover to “Miss Nannie Brightwell Care of Mr. John Brightwell, Danville, Va." Nice overpaid drop use. Such overpaid drop uses are often seen when a soldier gave the letter to a friend to drop in the mail. Nannie H. Brightwell, age 18, daughter of  John S. and Sarah  Brightwell, married Jessee S. Bennett, age 21(farmer), on 14 December 1865. It could be speculated that Nannie's soldier beau mailed her such a missive. $180.

6637 6637

CSA 11-ADa, 10¢ light blue approaching milky shade tied MACON / GA. double circle cancel on homemade cover to “Capt. H. A. Troutman, Care of Major W. Vance Thompson, Montgomery, Ala”, bit of top back flap missing. There are two H. A. Troutman listings in military records, both from Georgia and could well be the same person although both shown at privates. A simple Google search shows Capt. H. A. Troutman in the Macon Light Artillery – formerly Napier Artillery (sometimes Google is better than the official records!) Slaten's Company, Georgia Artillery (Macon Light Artillery) history included.

6757 6757

CSA 11-ADc, 10¢ greenish blue tied light red RALEIGH / N.C. with second strike at left on turned cover addressed to “Lt. Henry A. Albright, Charlotte Battery Poague’s Battalion, 3rd Corps Northern Army of Va” with light difficult to decipher note at top “Mail Lt. ??”; inside use CSA 12, 10¢ blue of different shade used with manuscript cancel of Bentivoglio (Va) to “Eleber Joseph Albright, Moffitts Mills PO, Randolph County, North Carolina”. Ex-Tobias. Military bio enclosed. Henry C. Albright (different middle initial but proper company)  enlisted at 18 years old as a 3rd Lieut and rose to Capt in Co. G NC 26th Infantry before he died of wounds sustained near Petersburg. A wonderful double use, Ex Tobias.

6758 6758

CSA 11-ADc, 10¢ greenish blue tied manuscript cancel of Cedar Fork, Va ApriL 3 1864 on fresh homemade turned cover to Richmond; inside use CSA #7, 5¢ blue with manuscript cancel of Milford, Va. (rarity 7) Feby 28 addressed to Cedar Fork, Ex-Tobias. Open 3 sides to display and small tape stain at edge nicely hidden under upturn of cover. Scarce double manuscript towns.

6761 6761

CSA 11, cut to shape 10¢ blue used on homemade cover with Columbia, Va Feby 11 manuscript cancel to “Mrs. Geo Wm White, Sturgeonville, Brunswick Co, Va”, Ex Tobias.

6766 6766

CSA 11, 10¢ blue used on homemade cover with manuscript cancel of Genito (Va.) Sep 6 to “Robert A. Lancaster Esq Box 479, Richmond (Va)”, Ex Tobias.

6767 6767

CSA 11, 10¢ blue (4 margins) tied pen strokes with matching Glenwood (Va) Aug 18th manuscript cancel on blue envelope to “Col. William Alexander, Griffin, Georgia”, Ex-Tobias, scarce ms cancel. Very Fine

6768 6768

CSA 11c, 10¢ greenish blue used on cover with Gravel Hill Va Decbr 31st / 64 manuscript cancel to Raleigh, Ex Tobias.

6792 6792

CSA 11-AD, 10¢ blue tied by blue PETERSBURG / Va. cds on cover to Argus PO, Ala(bama), Ex Tobias.

6990 6990

CSA 11, 10¢ blue with four large even margins, tied on cover by neat FAYETTEVILLE / N.C. / SEP / 13 double circle cancel on pristine homemade cover to “W. W. Anderson Surg(eo)n C.S.A., Statesburg, South Carolina”. William W. Anderson was the Medical Director and Medical Field Inspector for the CSA in North and South Carolina; small photo included.

7227 7227

CSA 4b & 11, 5¢ light milky blue and 10¢ blue used on opposite sides of turned cover; #11 is a corner single tied by light CAHABA / Ala cds; and other side is manuscript “Official Business” (front almost completely separated from back) and addressed to “Lieut Wm H. Andrews or Lt. E. J. Padgett, 1st Ala Regiment, Perote, Pike Co Ala”. Not much info on Andrews in military records while Padgett shows as Elam James Padgett who enlisted as a 2nd Lt. in Co. G AL 1st Infantry. 

7230 7230

CSA 11, 10¢ blue, manuscript cancelled - likely a field usage - on adversity cover made from a weapons accounting form, addressed to “Capt. Jno A. Cobb, Macon, Georgia” with notation “If absent, L. or H. will please attend to contents” – that no doubt being “Lamar” or “Howell”. Howell Cobb served as president of the Confederate Provisional Congress (1861-62) and a major general of the Confederate army. His personal history and correspondence is well-known.  Nifty form itemizes swords, artillery, sabers, bayonets, musketoons, bayonet scabbards and more. 

7233 7233

CSA 11, 10¢ blue, huge margins including bottom margin, tied by light strike of KINSTON, N.C. cds on immaculate cover, Extremely Fine,  ex William A. Fox. 

7279 7279

CSA 11, 10¢ blue tied CHATTANOOGA / Ten. / NOV / 25 (1863) cds used as a field cancel from September 8, 1863 until January 24, 1864, docketed by “W(illiam). T. Windham, Co. K 37 Ala” – part of the Army of Tennessee - on homemade cover to “Mrs. S. McDonald, Milo, Ala”. The 37th lost 121 out of 230 men engaged at Chickamauga September 19-20, 1863 and lost heavily at the Battle of Missionary Ridge, November 25, 1863.

7281 7281

CSA 11, 10¢ blue left sheet margin copy with large margins all around, tied socked on the nose RICHMOND / VA. cds on turned cover addressed to “Miss Mary J. Person, Louisburg, Franklin Co, N. Carolina; inside use 10¢ greenish blue #12c used with manuscript Milford Va April 26 cancel to Louisburg, N. Carolina used on pre-addressed printed envelope to “Nunica, Ottawa Co, Mich” (crossed out); missing top and one side flap but a nice use.

7285 7285

CSA 11, 10¢ blue with 4 large margins all around, tied socked-on-the-nose LOUISBURGH / N.C. cds on neat commercially made cover to “B.B. Baron Esq., Iron, Gaston Co., No., Ca.”  Barron worked for High Shoals Iron Works, founded by Swiss-born John Fulenwider in about 1795, which ran through the War and remained operational until 1875. Iron was an enormous industry in NC and made thousands of tons of pig iron.

7315 7315

CSA 11a, 10¢ milky blue tied neat clear MACON / GA. // JUL / 11 cds on neat pristine commercially made envelope with embossing of PHLPS & SOLOMONS AGTS WASHINGTON D.C. under top back flap, addressed to “Mrs. Howell Cobb, Athens, Ga.” 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 – bio accompanies.

7317 7317

CSA 11, 10¢ blue tied ATHENS / Ga. / JUN / 14 (1864) cds on cover addressed to “Major Lamar Cobb, Gen Howell Cobb’s Staff, Macon, Georgia” with docketing “A.O. Cobb, Athens, Ga June 13th, 1864”. Major Lamar Cobb. Lamar was a son of Howell Cobb (1815-1868) who married Mary Ann Lamar, daughter of Colonel Zachariah Lamar, of Milledgeville, Georgia, by whom he had 12 children. He became Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Secretary of the Treasury under James Buchanan, President of the Provisional Congress of the Confederate States at Montgomery in 1861, and a Confederate Major General.

7340 7340

CSA 11, 10¢ blue tied RALEIGH / N.C. // DEC / 20 double circle cancel on small ladies cover with floral embossed flap tip. A charmer.

C1198 C1198

CSA 11-KB, 10¢ deep blue Keatinge & Ball printing with margins all around, tied by bold RALEIGH / N.C. double circle cancel on commercially made envelope with fancy “T.S.” embossed seal on top back flap, addressed “To Miss L.R. McCord, Columbia, S.C.” with the “T” of “To” in the shape of a heart. A charmer and scarce use of KB on cover which catalogs twice the AD, SCV for KB $200.

C1199 C1199

CSA 11-KB, 10¢ deep blue Keatinge & Ball printing, left sheet margin with margins all around, tied by MACON / GA. double circle on homemade cover to “Mrs. Eveline Kemph, Camilla Mitchell Co Ga.”, Type 1 KB’s are much more scarce than #12 on cover and catalog twice the AD, SCV for KB $200. $300.

C1203 C1203

CSA 11, 10¢ blue with large margins all around, tied neat blue PETERSBURG / Va. // DEC / 6 cds on cover to “Augustus A. Myers, Richmond, Va”; flap faults; Myers was a lawyer and the most prominent member of the Jewish community in Richmond with an illustrious career. $150

C1208 C1208

CSA 11-KB, 10¢ deep blue with four nice margins all around, tied brown LYNCHBURG / VA, cds on clean commercially made cover with Star of David embossed flap tip, addressed to “Miss Fanny R. Johnston, Salem Roanoke County Virginia”, much nicer than the usual “greasy” cancel typical of the color cancels from this town, SCV $260.  Wonderful late use.

C1209 C1209

CSA 11, 10¢ blue pair (pre-use creases) with four nice margins all around, tied double strike of RICHMOND / Va. // JUL / 17 cds on fresh homemade cover to “Mrs. Mary Shober Care of T. C. Shober Esq, Salisbury N. Carolina” with charming matching note at bottom left “containing a Palmetto Leaf” which no doubt accounts for the double rate, minor flap faults, Very Fine. 

C1114 C1114

CSA 7, 5¢ blue pair (filled in frame printing variety on right edge of right stamp) tied bold HALIFAX C.H.  VA JUN 8 cds on pristine TURNED COVER addressed to “Mr. Nath(an) T. Green, Care of Major C. S. Covington, Richmond, Va.”. Inside use franked with 4-margin 10¢ light blue CSA 11 (AD) tied blue RALEIGH N.C. double circle cancel addressed to Mrs. Covington in Halifax. Although, military records (inclosed) checked do not show him with rank past private, such records are frequently incomplete. He was mustered into Co A Va 3rd Cavalry in 1861 and transferred into H Co. Va 14th Infantry in 1864. Included records show him wounded at Chester Station, VA and hospitalized at Chimborazo, Richmond, VA. Nathaniel Terry Green enlisted as a private and was detailed April 15, 1862 to Richmond as unfit for field duty due to poor health. Born in Halifax County, VA.  A lovely use. $400. Listed in both CSA 7 covers, section 1, and CSA 11, section 1.

7354 7354

CSA 11, 10¢ blue (4 large margins) tied MOCKSVILLE / N.C.  // NOV / 30 cds on homemade cover to “Mr. J. W. Walker, Wilmington NC in the care of Cap blackmer Co 66 Reg” with further routing at lower left which is hard to make out other than “in regt”. Capt. E. G. Blackmer was the Captain of Company G of Lenoir County. John W. Walker is listed as a 2nd Lieut in that company.

7551 7551

CSA 11, 10¢ blue tied RICHMOND / Va. // DEC / 20 cds as well as indistinct cds of LIBERTY / Va. / DEC X2. (overlays perfectly with reference of that cds). It is addressed to “Miss Julia Selden, Contract Beauro (sic) Office, Post Office Dep., Richmond, Va” which makes it an overpaid drop and possibly misdirected to Liberty and back to Richmond without other postage as is to the P.O. Department. Or it could be that it is a Dec 12, not Dec 22 cds and originated in Liberty. Speculative scenario, but an interesting piece. $150.

7563 7563

CSA 11-ADc, 10¢ greenish blue (4 huge margins all around) tied by CHATTANOOGA / Ten. // OCT / 29 (1863) cds used as Army of Tennessee field cancel, upper right corner of cover restored and part flap missing. Local canceling device used as a field cancel from September 8, 1863 until January 24, 1864 – a very short period of time. Ex Warren.  $180.

7584 7584

CSA 11-ADc, 10¢ greenish blue, two overlapping copies tied together by RALEIGH / N.C. cds on homemade cover to “Major John W. Scott, Pittsboro N.C.” Nice double use, presumably overweight contents. More than one John W. Scott commissioned from NC thus not sure which one this might be. $200.

11841 11841

CSA 11a, 10¢ milky blue (4 margins) tied CHARLESTON / S.C. // AUG 11 double circle cancel on part of a folded letter – presents as a full cover but only partial flaps present and letter not really readable. Addressed to G. A. Fike, Damascus, S.C.  Beautiful stamp shade.  $200.

12612 12612

CSA 11, 10¢ blue approaching milky shade, artistically cut to oval medallion, tied light KINSTON / N.C. cds on clean commercially made cover to Miss Nancy Powell, Little Rockfish PO, Cumberland County, N.C., pencil description on verso from Van Dyk MacBride.  $160.

13427 13427

CSA 11c, 10¢ greenish blue (4 margins) with neat strike SAVANNAH Ga. Paid cds partially struck off small homemade cover to Miss Laura A. Walton, Augusta, Georgia $160.

13477 13477

CSA 11c, 10¢ bluish green (4 margins) tied neat VICTORIA Tex. // SEP / 30 cds  on cover to Mr. I. Camel, Seguin, Guadalupe County, Texas; slightly reduced at right. Scarce. $325.

18759 18759

CSA 11, 10¢ blue right sheet margin copy (4 large to huge margins) tied by neat light VIOLET AUGUSTA / Ga. // MAR / 30 [1865] cds on cover to Rev. Dr. Cornish, Aiken, S.C. with light docketing Josh McCrany (sender?) and HAND-DRAWN MAP in pencil on face. Further pencil docketing on verso “Mr. Joseph Hightower request Mr. Rogers to give his mail to the post boy & not put it in the bag Apr 18-65.” VIOLET Augusta postmarks have only been recorded as used from December 28, 1864, until the end of the war. $300.

18762 18762

CSA 11, 10¢ blue left sheet margin single with CHICAMAUGA [TENN] postmark to left (can’t read what’s on stamp) on pale green cover to Miss A. J. Huffman, Jena P.O. Tuscaloosa Cty, Ala.; top back flap missing. $450.

The Chickamauga cancel was long thought to be an Army of Tennessee field cancel, but recent research by noted military postal history student Stefan Jaronski has proved otherwise. This change to non-military status does not change the fact that it is a VERY RARE CANCEL WITH ONLY A HANDFUL KNOWN. Much more information on linked page.

19951 19951

CSA 11-AD, 10¢ blue tied by Richlands NC July 30 (Onslow County) manuscript postmark on cover to Miss Mattie D. Holmes, Bellvue Tallbot Co(unty) Georgia. This appears to be Martha Dixon "Mattie" Holmes Gorman (1842-1903). $70.

19955 19955

CSA 11-AD, 10¢ blue JUMBO CORNER MARGIN single (pre-use creases and sealed tear) tied with beautifully struck AUGUSTA / Ga. // OCT / 12 (1863) CDS on cover to WH Christian, Secty, Richmond, Virginia (Secretary of Virginia State Insurance Company), top back flap missing. UNCOMMON to find such a JUMBO used on cover. $300.

20054 20054

CSA 11c, 10¢ greenish blue tied light blue COLUMBIA / S.C. // OCT / 13 cds on TURNED COVER to Lieut. E. Barnwell Heyward, Engineer Corps, Green Pond, So. Ca.; open all sides, inside use to Mrs. E.B. Heyward, Gadsden, S.C. with “Green Pond SC Oct 21 Paid” manuscript postmark. $200.

Edward Barnwell Heyward (1826-1871) grew up at Rose Hill Plantation during the winter and Charleston in the summer. He was well educated and traveled extensively in Europe after college, very much Southern aristocracy as a successful rice planter and large slaveholder. “Barney” enlisted in the Confederate Army and served as lieutenant of engineers along the coastal regions of South Carolina. At the beginning of the war, his father Charles and many of the Negroes from the Combahee plantations refugeed at Goodwill Plantation, where Heyward lived with his wife (Lucy Izard) before the war. Two sets of microfilm records dated 1865 pardoning both said Heyward and his brother, Charles. There is much excellent history online about him and his family.

20314 20314

CSA 11, 10¢ light blue tied by GREENVILLE C.H. S.C. circular datestamp on homemade cover to William Lowndes Esq Ashepoo Ferry P Office Colleton District So Carolina. $100.

20315 20315

20315 CSA 11, 10¢ blue tied on cover by weak strike of circular datestamp from BOSTON Ga OCT 4 (in ms.), a scarce small town; addressed to Miss M. H. Stokes, Madison, Geo Care Mr. Y.J.  Hillsman. I have never seen this town before nor have others with whom I have consulted. $250. 

Boston is a city in Thomas County in southwest Georgia. History of the town on the linked page.

20334 20334

CSA 11, 10¢ dark blue (4 margins) tied RICHMOND Va. CDS on small commercially-made envelope to Frank J. Davidson Esq, Charleston Arsenal, Charleston, S.C.  $125.

Charleston Arsenal detailed information on linked page.

20335 20335

CSA 11c, 10¢ bluish green (4 margins) tied Army of Northern Virginia GRID (ANV-4) on narrow commercially-made TURNED COVER to Mrs. W. W.  Boyce, Winnsboro, S.C. with red wax seal on flap; inside use appears to be by Military Courier to Robert M. DuBose, Holcombe Legion, Evans Brigade, Wilmington, N.C., Care Adj. W.P. DuBose. $150.

William Waters BOYCE and Robert Marion Dubose Sr. Detailed information on on both on linked page.


20337 20337

CSA 11c, 10¢ greenish blue tied light GRIFFIN GA SEP 3 circular datestamp on blue lined outer folded lettersheet to Brig Gen D Ruggles (at Female Institute) Macon Ga. $150.

Brigadier-General Daniel Ruggles, CSA. Detailed information on linked page. 


20338 20338

CSA 11c, 10¢ greenish blue (4 margins) tied PITTSYLVANIA C.H. Va. circular datestamp on cover to Geo. D. Wise Esq. Care Gen. H.A. Wise, Adam’s Run, So. Carolina; docketing Jany 9th 1864. $125.

George Wise detailed information on linked page.

20339 20339

CSA 11c, 10¢ greenish blue (4 margins) tied ORANGE C.H. VA. APR 18 186- circular datestamp on neat commercially-made envelope to Lieut. Robert O. Sams, Arsenal Academy Columbia, So Ca. $125,

Robert Oswald Sams is a famous graduate of the Citadel. Detailed information on linked page.

20358 20358

CSA 11c, 10¢ bluish green (4 ample to huge margins) tied AMERICUS Ga FEB  5 circular datestamp on homemade cover to Capt. J.A.R. Hanks, Atlanta, Ga. Capt. (later Col.) Hanks was Asst. Quartermaster in the 22nd Georgia Infantry Regiment. $150.

20359 20359

CSA 11a, 10¢ milky blue (3 margins) tied CARTERSVILLE GA. SEP 4 (day in ms.) (1863) on commercially-made envelope with flower embossed on flap (some flap faults), to G.J. Kollock Esqr., Savannah Geo. $150.

George Jones Kollock was a lawyer and plantation owner. More detailed information on linked page.

20360 20360

CSA 11c, 10¢ bluish green (4 margins including huge bottom sheet margin that is miraculously intact with mild crease) tied on back flaps with ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA field cancels (ANV-2), to Mrs. Elizabeth Patton, Spedwell, Wythe County Va. Displays beautifully with flap up. $180.

20371 20371

CSA 11, 10¢ blue (4 large margins) used with manuscript cancel Tower Hill Va Oct 15 (Appomattox County) on small homemade cover to Levi Harris Aspin Wall (sic - Aspenwall) Charlotte Cty Va., slightly reduced at left. Neat fresh cover to and from small populated places. $140.

20442 20442

CSA 11, 10¢ blue, superb with 4 large even margins, pen canceled with no town postmark but the letter heading establishes origin as “Near Perkins Ferry (Alabama) Coosa River, March 4th, 1865.“ Addressed to “Gen. B.J. Hill, Jacksonville, Ala.” with docketing up left end establishing date by “Answered March 11th 1865.” There are no covers listed from Gen. Benjamin J. Hill in the CSA Catalog. I am uncertain if there are any recorded to him. The CSA Catalog notes there are some 50 Confederate government-ranked generals from whom mail is only recorded to them. Signed by sender “H.W. Arledge, Capt. Com(manding) Co(mpany) Scouts” who states to General Hill that when he left Hill’s headquarters near Oxford, he proceeded to Perkins Ferry on the Coosa River. Part of his command is on this side of the river, but they were to collect the balance of the company and proceed to Bridgeport. Arledge has just learned that Hill requests him to report to him at Jacksonville. He states he will do so if high water does not prevent him. He is troubled about arms and ammunition. He states that some of his men are poorly mounted. Transcription included. A LATE USE with great military content from a SCOUT.  FABULOUS ORIGINAL MILITARY LETTER to a general officer. Click here to read second page of letter. Ex Milgram. Article about this cover and letter in 1Q 2023 La Posta. $550.

Much more detailed information on Capt. Arledge and Gen. B.J. Hill on thumbnail linked page.


CSA 11-AD, 10¢ blue tied by blue PETERSBURG  Va. SEP  9 CDS on neat cover to Miss G.J. Stewart, Slabtown, S.C., ExTobias. $140.


CSA 11, 10¢ blue vertical pair (small margin faults) tied perfect strike of CHERAW / S.C. // OCT / 27 double circle postmark on full legal size cover to W. F. B. Haynsworth, Com. In Equity, Sumter, S.C., that has been folded at left to normal size cover. Overweight with legal contents. $220.

William Francis Baker Haynsworth bio on linked page.


CSA 11-AD, 10¢ blue (4 large balanced margins) tied large boldly struck 34mm postmark of BENNETTSVILLE  S.C. JUN  1 cds on fresh commercially made cover to Capt. J. Edwin Spears, Georgetown, So. Ca.  $250.

James Edwin Spears was a captain in Co. B, SC 24th Infantry, Gist’s Brigade, Walker’s Division, Longstreet’s Corps, Army of Tennessee. Bio on linked page.


CSA 11c (AD), 10¢ greenish blue (4 huge margins all around) used with “Max Meadows Va. Aug 15 63” manuscript postmark on outer folded lettersheet to Maj. A. B. Dunn, Abingdon, Virga, which has been crossed out and FORWARDED to Goodson, Va. with red ABINGDON  Va. AUG  19 cds and DUE / 10 with ms. “Ford” at lower left. The ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF TYPE G ABINGDON DUE 10 IN RED. Ex William A. Fox. $375.


CSA 11-AD, 10c blue tied MOBILE  ALA double-circle postmark on wonderful adversity cover to Mrs. E. H. Mosby, Lauderdale Station, Miss; open 3 ½ sides, fashioned from M & O.R. Road Transportation rail receipt, Mobile with illustration of a train; a total charmer! $400.

Elizabeth Hull Barret Mosby
married Edward Chamberlayne Mosby in 1831. The couple had at least seven children; the family resided primarily in Kemper Springs, Mississippi. Two sons were wounded in the War. 


CSA 12-AD, 10¢ blue (4 margins) tied by what appears to be a blurry army field cancel on clean cover to Asst & Acting Surgeon H. Fisher, 31st Regt Ga Vols, Richmond, Va. $150.

Assistant Surgeon Harris Fisher bio on linked page.


CSA 11b, 10¢ dark blue left sheet margin with 4 large to huge margins, tied by indistinct smeared postmark (APR [?] 7) on cover to Mrs. Thos. Booth Middleton Carroll County Miss with manuscript directive “Care of D.W. Henry who will please deliver this before he starts back T. Booth.” Slightly reduced at left. $150.

Thomas Booth brief bio on linked page.


CSA 11, 10¢ blue (nice 4 margins) tied neat WILMINGTON NC 5 PAID NOV 13, scarce altered pre-war 3 PAID canceling device, on cover to Honl Thomas Ruffin Graham NC. Ruffin was Ex Northcutt. Ex Harrison. $150.


CSA 11, 10¢ blue used on small cover with scarce small-town manuscript postmark of Daggers Springs (Va) January 29 1864, addressed to Mr. E. Houser, Roaring Run, Botetourt, Va. This is a small unincorporated community in Botetourt County; An 1855 Virginia Statistical Gazetteer noted that it was a post-village, also known as Dibrell’s Springs, where "extensive buildings have been erected for the entertainment of the public.” It is part of the series of mineral springs in the area useful for treatment of several unnamed diseases. Ex Harrison. $180.


CSA 11a, 10¢ milky blue (4 large even margins) tied neat 36mm balloon postmark of BRANCHVILLE S.C. FEB 16 on cover to Miss Candace Mauldin, Brushy Creek PO Anderson Dist So Ca., slightly reduced at left. Ex Harrison $300.


CSA 11b, 10¢ dark blue (4 margins) tied 37mm balloon postmark of ENFIELD NC on neat commercially-made envelope to Hon. R.R. Bridgers Member of Congress Richmond Virginia. Slightly reduced at left. Ex Harrison. $350.

Robert Rufus Bridgers was a Confederate congressman - brief bio on linked page.


CSA 11-KB, 10¢ deep blue (4 margins) tied neat GREENVILLE S.C. CDS on cover to Miss Belle Smith New Market SC To be forwarded to White Hall PO Care T.J. Jordan. Ex Harrison. $150.


CSA 11-AD, 10¢ blue tied light DALTON Ga. JAN 4 on adversity cover fashioned from numerical table to Miss Jennie Parsons, Talladega, Talladega County Ala. $180.


CSA 11-AD, 10¢ blue top sheet margin, irregularly torn at bottom and left, neat bold WILMINGTON NC 5 PAID, altered pre-war PAID 3 canceling device – the scarcest of the Wilmington postmarks, on cover to Miss Margaret Stuart Care Major Wm. Norris Signal Bureau, Richmond, Va. $140.


CSA 11-AD, 10¢ blue (4 margins) tied by badly worn Army field cancel, addressed to “James F. Peterson, Chappells P.O., G.&C.R.R., So. Ca., Care of Peterson Mail.” PETERSON’S PACKAGE OR PETERSON’S MAIL is a known regional mail service, but more research needs to be done on it. A perfect postal history project for someone with curiosity and tenacity. Ex Wayman. $225.


CSA 11a, 10¢ milky blue with large to huge margins all around, gum staining, tied bold ASHLAND Va. JUL 1, DOUBLE-LINE CIRCLE postmark on small commercially-made cover to Miss M.P. Fauntberry, Ayletts, King Wm. Co(unty) Va. Ex John Vagnetti.   $150.


CSA 11-KB, 10¢ dark blue (4 margins) used with pen cancel and matching Chestnut Grove Tn Nov 7th (1864) manuscript postmark on partial outer folded lettersheet (tiny edge tears at top) to Mr. James. F. Brooks, Black Walnut Halifax Co(unty) Va. Chestnut Grove was a small community in Cheatham County, Tennessee, west of Nashville in what is today Kingston Springs.  $120.


CSA 11, 10¢ blue (4 large even margins) tied light GORDONSVILLE VA. CDS on adversity cover fashioned from printed regimental form addressed to Mrs. A.C. Hopkins, Paineville PO Amelia Co(unty) Va., doubtless from her husband, Ex John Vagnetti.  $200.

Abner Crump Hopkins
was Chaplain of the 2nd Corps, Army Northern Virgina, Stonewall Jacksosn's personal chaplain. Bio on linked page.


CSA 11a, 10¢ milky blue (4 margins) tied UNIONVILLE S.C. JUN ? circular datestamp on cover to Spartanburgh (sic) So. Car. with “fwd 10” (Forwarded 10) manuscript at top – town crossed out and redirected back to Union C.H. with neatly struck bold SPARTANBURG S.C. JUN 8 1862 double-circle datestamp; upside down at top is written “this letter was not recd until Sat.” Tears along the top edge repaired with adhesive tape. The town of Union was incorporated thus in 1837, although the name Unionville persisted in popular usage until the 1870s. $75.

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CSA 11, 10¢ blue (4 large to huge margins) tied red PETERSBURG / Va. CDS on adversity cover fashioned from a captured handwritten invoice from Co. F, 13th Connecticut Volunteers (open 3 sides, part top flap missing) to Revd. James P. Boyce, Columbia, S.C. which has been CROSSED OUT AND REDIRECTED with “Forward to Greenville C.H., S.C.” with bold blue COLUMBIA / S.C. CDS and matching (due) 10 with contents docketing at left indicating it was sent from his brother, (Major) Ker Boyce, Dec 8th 1864. Ex Doug Baker. $400.

James Petigru Boyce and Major Ker Boyce bios on linked page.