||CSA #26 tied by the Richmond, Va CDS
Powell Type 1a 15 MAY 1861 (year date in the CDS) which falls in the
very limited USA Used in
the CSA period for Virginia (5/7/1861-5/31/1861). Addressed to J. C. Gordon,
Assistant Surgeon, Norfolk, Va.
John Churchill Gordon (1831-1919) obtained medical degrees from both
the University of Virginia and the Medical College of Virginia in
Richmond. In June 1861, he was appointed Assistant Surgeon of the 38th Va Inf but
resigned in November 1861. He spent the next 50 years practicing
medicine in Albemarle County. Very Fine Cover. Ex-Thayer.