|VA2682||CSA #2xu2 Abingdon, Va PAID 5
CENTS Provisional 21
JUL 1861. Addressed to Col Saml V. Fulkerson, Monterey, Highland, Va. Cover reduced a
little at right just into the address and with some professional edge
restoration to a very clean appearance. The cover is listed in the
Calhoun census of Abingdon, Va provisional covers.
Samuel Vance Fulkerson (1822-1862), a Mexican War officer and a lawyer and circuit court judge from Estellville, Va was Colonel of the 37th Va Inf beginning 5/28/1861. The regiment was part of Stonewall Jackson's Division command, and Col Fulkerson was a great favorite of Stonewall Jackson who was devastated when Col Fulkerson was killed. Col Fulkerson was mortally wounded at Gaines Mill (Va) 6/27/1862 and died the next day.
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