VA2613 CSA #12 (KB) (4-Margin) tied by the BLACK Petersburg, Va CDS 23 MAR (1865). Late use from the Siege of Petersburg. Addressed to Miss Evellan Coggin, Hunsackers Store, Montgomery County NC. This cover was most likely sent by a North Carolina soldier home to a friend or relative as a number of soldiers named Coggin from Montgomery County were in service in the Army of Northern Virginia in various NC regiments. Very Fine Cover.

The addressee’s brother (he could not have sent this cover) was 3rd Lieut Jeremiah Coggin of Co C 23rd NC Inf. Lieut Coggin was wounded at Seven Pines (5/31/1862), wounded again at Sharpsburg (9/17/1862), and captured as a POW at Gettysburg (7/1/1863). He was confined at Fort Delaware, Johnsons Island, Point Lookout, and Fort Delaware a second time before being transferred to South Carolina and then Fort Pulaski as one of the “Immortal 600.” Lieut Coggin Died of Disease during his third confinement at Fort Delaware 3/12/1865.

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