VA2661 CSA #7 Horz Pair (4-Margin) tied by the BLUE Petersburg, Va CDS 27 NOV (most likely 1862). Orange paper cover addressed to Mrs. B. F. Little, Little’s Mills, Richmond County NC. Minor edge wear and minor back flap opening tears but still Very Fine.

The addressee was the wife of Capt Benjamin Franklin Little (d1879) of the 52nd NC Inf. Capt Little was promoted Lt Col of the regiment at Gettysberg. The 52nd NC Inf was involved in Pickett's Charge on the third day of Gettysburg and suffered 30% casualties including Lt Col Little who was wounded and captured. He was a POW until later exchanged and then resigned from the army in AUG 1864 because of his wounds.

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