CSA 1, 5¢ green tied by RICHMOND / Va. // MAR / 11 / 1862 cds on CAPTURED TEMPERANCE illustrated propaganda cover to Jos. J. Hoyle, Esq, Knob Creek, Cleveland Co[unty] N.C. with "Intemperance is the Curse of the World" slogan. Stamp torn upon opening as often since few wanted to put the stamp over the design on the face, stamp subsequently rejoined and a portion of back cover cut out for display. Spectacular Confederate use of this desirable design. Most Temperance Movement envelopes were used in the North prior to 1861. 2018 PF certificate. $2,750. LL
Lieut. Joseph J. Hoyle, a school teacher, enlisted at age 24 in Company F, 55th NC Infantry (State Troops) on 5/30/1862. He was promoted Sergt. 11/25/1862 and commissioned 1st Lt. 3/11/1863. He was wounded at Globe Tavern, Va., AKA Second Battle of Weldon Railroad during the Siege of Petersburg, 8/18/1864 and died of his wounds at a Richmond hospital 9/1/1864.