Prisoner of War Covers
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.
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.
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
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
J. E. Hayes design, Weiss No. C-A-O-42, one of the great caricature
patriotics in red and blue.
John P. Charlton, Philadelphia design, Weiss No. O-S-18, in red and
D. Murphy’s & Son, New York design, Weiss No. C-A-O-57, in red and
Red & Blue two panel design (Weiss No. F-L-45)
Black Berlin & Jones design (Weiss No. C-A-D-26)
Confederate Postal History