SC998 CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin) Pen-Canceled with the matching manuscript "Pineville (SC) 22 Sept" at top center. Addressed to Mrs R. Y. Dwight Care of Dr. Henry Ravenel, Monck's Corner SC. Endorsed at the top "R. Y. D. Asst Surg PACS (Provisional Army of the Confederate States)." Period manuscript at lower left "Pinopolis." Richard Yeadon Dwight (1837-1919) initially served in the ranks as a Private and then a Lieutenant in Holcombe's Legion and the 1st SC Inf before being appointed Asst Surgeon in Confederate Service in 1862. Dr. Dwight was an 1856 graduate of the South Carolina Military Academy in Charleston and saw extensive service throughout the war in various positions. The meaning of "Pinopolis" at the lower left is a mystery. At the time of the war, Pinopolis was a small community near Charleston and Monck's Corner. This could be a routing notation, but Pinoplis is not listed as having a Confederate post office and would not have been on a postal route. Others have speculated that "Pinopolis" could refer to a canal boat that plied the rivers and canals in that area. There is a note on the back of the cover by Jack Molesworth which suggests that possibility. However, there is no evidence that such a boat ever existed. Certainly bears further study. Slightly reduced at the top with minor edge repair, and a small corner repair at the lower left. $300.00

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