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The Civil War

                                                Page last updated: 11-15-2020

Prisoner of War Covers

65– Johnson’s Island, Sandusky, Ohio
3c Rose, tied by duplex Sandusky O. Aug 19, ’64 CDS to cover addressed to occupied New Orleans, La. Manuscript examiner’s marking: “Ex GSB” (Cpl. George S. Brown, 128th O.V.I.). Cover toning. Nice appearing. $300.00 

65 – Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio
3c Rose, tied by “prison bar grid” cancel”, Columbus Oct 27th CDS accompanies, on cover to Mrs. Alfred Hughes, Wheeling (west) Virginia. The ink on the address is faded; strong manuscript: “Exmd Peter Zinn Major Com Post”. He husband, Alfred, was a political prisoner, considered a traitor to the Union for refusing to recognize West Virginia as a state. He remained in camp chare for eight months, until his release in December 1862. He was then elected to the Virginia legislature. A second cover from this correspondence. $125.00

Imahe graphic 65 – Point Lookout, Maryland
3c Rose, struck with “four-ring target” cancel, Point Lookout, Sep 216th ’64 CDS accompanies, on prisoner’s cover to Wm Deaton, Caledonia, Moore county, N.C. With dateless, type IIa octagonal examined marking, Confederate “Due 10” and Richmond CDS. Prisoner Noah Deaton was in Co. H, NC 26th Infantry and was captured at Bristoe Station, Va on Oct 14th, 1863 after surviving Pickett’s Charge at Gettysburg. Includes military bio. $495.00

Union Postal History

65 - Beaufort, S.C., Feb. 12, 1862 CDS 9191
Early occupation marking, applied with captured device used by the Union postmaster. This marking is relatively scarce and was only used in early until a devise was sent from Washington. I have not seen one struck well. Ex-Carrera $125.00

65 – Beaufort, S. C.
(Weiss no. F-F-168) with stamp tied by target cancel, Beaufort, Jun 18, 1862 CDS accompanies. Beaufort was occupied by Union forces shortly after the November 7, 1861 invasion of Port Royal Sound. Full cover with opening nick at top left. $175.00  

 Mint Union Patriotics

Southern Menagerie
J. E. Hayes design, Weiss No. C-A-O-42, one of the great caricature patriotics in red and blue. $100.00

Union – Our Country
John P. Charlton, Philadelphia design, Weiss No. O-S-18, in red and blue. $15.00

Secession Web
D. Murphy’s & Son, New York design, Weiss No. C-A-O-57, in red and blue. $50.00

Image icon Hartford Conn.
Red & Blue two panel design (Weiss No. F-L-45) $35.00

Image icon Southern Dog
Black Berlin & Jones design (Weiss No. C-A-D-26) $50.00

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