||Stampless Soldier's Due cover with the Tudor Hall, Va CDS and Due 10 handstamp Type E 3 MAR 1862. Addressed to Bolling Hall Esqr, Montgomery, Ala. Endorsed at left "Private J. E. Hall 6th Ala Vol Col Seibels Co D." John Elmore Hall (1842-1882) was a private in Co E 6th Ala Inf Hilliard's Legion which later became Co E 59th Ala Inf.
The addressee was Private Hall's father who was a lawyer and a
prominent citizen of Montgomery and a former member of the Alabama
State Legislature. Private Hall's brother was Bolling Hall Jr who was
Lt Col of the 2nd Battalion Hilliard's Legion. Col John Jacob Seibels (1816-1865), former US Minister in Belgium, was Colonel of the 6th Ala Inf May 1861 - March 1862. Very Fine Cover.