CONFEDERATE POSTAL HISTORY
PART 6

VIRGINIA -- Part II

New Covers Added  21 NOV 2021

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VA2807

CSA #6 Horz Pair (margin tight at the right) tied by an excellent strike of the Forest Depot, Va Rimless and Dateless CDS. Light brown paper cover commercially made addressed to Mrs. Mary S. Lewis Care of Dr. John T. Davis, University of Virginia. Back flap opening tears, otherwise a Very Fine cover. $250.00
VA2810

CSA #12c (AD) Greenish-Blue (4-Margin) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 5f 3 JAN (1864). Light coarse brown paper cover addressed to Surgeon J. W. Hall, Salisbury, N. Carolina. The addressee was the Surgeon-in-Charge of General Hospital No 9 in Salisbury NC which was part of the North Carolina hospital system for the North Carolina troops. He was also involved with the hospital at the Salisbury Prison. Very Fine. $150.00
VA2811

CSA #4 Stone 2 Position 38 (margin touches at the right) tied by a weak strike of the Rices's Depot, Va double ring CDS 11 MAY (1862). Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Mr. Willis Sikes, McLaineville (McLeansville) NC, Guilford County. Missent to Gold Hill NC with manuscript "Missent & Ford" and a full strike of the Gold Hill NC CDS 17 MAY (1862). Clean cover reduced somewhat on the left. $250.00
VA2813

CSA #1 Stone 1 Position 24 (Margin a little close at right center) tied by the BLUE Charlotte C.H., Va CDS 29 MAR (1862). Orange paper cover addressed to Mrs. Cynthia B. T. Coleman Care of Dr. Charles W. Coleman, Williamsburg, Virginia. Dr. Charles Washington Coleman (1826-1894) of Williamsburg, Va married Cynthia Beverly Tucker in 1861. During the war, Dr. Coleman had service with the 3rd Va Cav and later with the 5th Va Cav. There is no enclosure, so the sender of the cover is unknown. Very Fine. $225.00
VA2814

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by the BLUE Dateless Charlotte, Va CDS. Addressed to Miss Hattie M. Coleman, Ridgeway, Fairfield District SC. Very Fine. $125.00
VA2821

Cover Used Twice -- First Use: CSA #6 Single Use Prior ro the Rate Change (margin just in at bottom left) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 3b (broken "N" of "JUN") 20 JUN 1862, Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Col H. Johns, Balcony Falls, Rockbridge, Va. Second Use: BLUE Fancy Hill, Va CDS 2 MAR (1863) with matching BLUE PAID 10(ms) Type A to the same address. This is also an Advertising Cover with a colorless embossed corner card at the upper left which is difficult to see because the postmark is over it "W. D. Tompkins & Bro. Commission Merchants Richmond, Va." Hobson Johns (1802-1863) was a wealthy landowner and slave owner in Rockbridge County. The title of "Col" was honorary and not associated with the Confederate Army. Very Fine cover and a very interesting use. Ex-Powell. $500.00
VA2823

Stampless PAID 5c handstamp with the small double circle Norfolk, Va CDS all in BLUE 25 APR 1862. Manuscript “Exd” and “Postage inside” on the face of the cover indicating that this is a Civilian Through-the-Lines Cover (inside envelope which also apparently contained a coin to pay the CSA postage) from the well-known Middleton Correspondence addressed to Miss Harriett Middleton Care of Henry A. Middleton, Charleston, South Carolina. No indication where in the North the cover originated as the enclosure is not present. But the Middleton family had relatives and business interests in Rhode Island. Very late cover coming through Norfolk as the city was Union occupied beginning 9 MAY 1862. Cover slightly reduced at the top not affecting anything and with a very light stain at the lower right. Cover still maintains a very clean appearance. Cover has a 2009 CSA Certificate (05404) which is now separated from the cover but a record of the certificate is in the CSAAS archives. An unofficial copy of the certificate is included. $750.00
VA2824

CSA #7 Vert Pair affixed sideways (4-Margin) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 6c APR 1863. This particular Richmond postmark is scarce with the day logo missing and only found used for a very limited time in mid April 1863. Addressed to W. L. Owen Esq., Blk (Black) Walnut, Va. Overall Green Advertising Cover "Harvey, Armistead & Williams, Tobacco Exchange Building, Wholesale Grocers, and Commission Merchants, Virginia St. Richmond, Va." Complete cover with just a little edge wear at left and top left. $650.00
VA2825

USA Star Die overprinted with the Confederate States of America Post Office Department Official Imprint from the Chief Clerk of the P. O. Department and signed by B. Fuller Type CLK-05a. Scarce imprint as the new CSA catalog describes the type but does not show an illustration. Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 6d 9 MAY 1863. Another unusual thing about the cover is that it is missing the "FREE" handstamp but was sent free of postage on official POD business to the PM Salem, No. Ca. Backflap opening pairs, otherwise Very Fine. Ex-John Hill Collection, signed by Brian Green.  $550.00
VA2828

CSA #12c AD Greenish-Blue (margin a little close on the left and the stamp affixed sideways) tied by an excellent strike of the Goodson (Virginia) Straight Line cancel without the month Type SL-03C. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Drapers Valley, Va. Slightly trimmed at the top but otherwise a very clean cover and an excellent example of the Goodson Straight Line. Ex-Powell. $750.00
VA2830

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by the black small double circle Charlottesville, Va CDS 7 DEC 1863. Light brown coarse paper cover addressed to Mrs. A. B. Clarke, Mars Bluff, So. Ca. Very Fine. $125.00
VA2831

CSA #5 (4-Margin but a little close at the upper left corner and a small amount of edge gum toning but good color) tied by a full strike of the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 3d 3 JUL 1862. Light brown coarse paper cover with Military Address to Lieut Joseph C. Cabell, Tye River W(are) House, Nelson County, Va. Small reductions right and left but an overall very clean appearance.

Joseph C. Cabell (Jr.) (1837-1863) was the 2nd Lieut (later 1st Lieut) of Co G 49th Va Inf. He was severely wounded at the Battle of Seven Pines but recovered and rejoined his regiment only to die of disease in November 1863. This cover dates from the time he was recovering from his Seven Pines wounds.
$350.00
VA2835

CSA #7 Horz Pair (4-Margin) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 3f 24 AUG 1862. Coarse brown paper cover which appears to be homemade addressed to Mrs. Martha A. Fowlkes, P. J. Fowlkes Esq. Jeffress Store PO, Nottoway County, Va. Very Fine. Ex-Judd with his note on the back. $125.00
VA2836

CSA #4a Stone 3 Position 12 Dark Blue (4-Margin but close at the bottom) Pen-Canceled with a numeral "5" and not tied. Certainly appears to belong to the cover. Folded Letter Complete datelined "Buckingham Mine (Va) June 20th, 1862." The letter is a short business letter dealing with the sale of some land. Addressed to Mr. Edward S. Brown, Sunnyside Post Office, Cumberland County, Va. Buckingham Mine, Va (site of a gold mine) was a listed CSA post office in Buckingham County. Extremely obscure use as apparently the post office was so small that the postmaster did not even bother to put any manuscript markings on the cover. Sealed edge tear at top center, otherwise a Very Fine appearance. $300.00
VA2839

CSA #6 Single Use Prior to the Rate Change (4-Margin) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 3a 28 MAY 1862. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Dr. Wm P. Mosely, Buckingham Court House (Va). Clean cover reduced a bit at the bottom. $100.00
VA2840

CSA #1 Stone 1 Position 10 (margin just in at the left) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 3a 5 FEB 1862. Blue paper Folded Letter Complete addressed to Mrs. Margaret J. Strickler, Bridgewater, Rockingham Co., Va. Lengthy 2 1/2 page letter from J. P. Strickler to his wife. The letter is datelined "Richmond Feby 4, 1861" which is a date error as the year of use is clearly 1862. The writer appears to be in Richmond to make purchases, and he comments that prices are very dear. He also appears to be trying to find a position in the Confederate government. Central vertical file fold not affecting the stamp or postmark. Few interior partial page separations. Very clean appearing cover. $125.00
VA2841

CSA #7 Horz Pair (margin just a little irregular at the bottom right) tied by the Liberty, Va CDS (date not fully apparent). Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Miss Louisa C. Venable,  Red Oak Grove, Charlotte, Va. Very Clean cover. $100.00
VA2842

CSA #12d (AD) Dark Blue (4-Margin) tied by the Gordonsville, Va CDS (date not fully apparent). Addressed to Mrs James L. Hubard, Carter's Birdge, Albemarle Co., Va. Very clean cover.

James Lenaeus Hubard early in the war was the Lt Col of the 44th Va Inf but was dropped in the May 1862 reorganization. He later served as a Major (Quartermaster) on the staff of Brig-Gen B. H. Robertson's Cavalry Brigade. It would seem that this cover is most likely from Major Hubard to his wife.
$100.00
VA2846

CSA #1 Stone 2 Position 45 (margins a little irregular) tied by the Yorktown, Va CDS 21 JAN (1862). Addressed to Miss Edmonia A. Bett, Liberty, Bedford County, Va. Very clean cover. $100.00
VA2848

CSA #2 Paterson (4-Margin) "Star" in the "O" of "POSTAGE" listed variety CC 2-P-v1 (1 of 50). Pen-Canceled and manuscript "Fleetwood Acady (Academy), Va Oct 14 (1862)." Fleetwod Academy was a small military school for boys which opened in 1839. The school closed in 1860, but the name remained as did a Confederate post office. Very obscure use from King and Queen County. Addressed to Miss Mary W. Sydnor, Richmond, Va. Cover reduced at left not affecting anything, otherwise very clean with a nice stamp. $350.00
VA2849

CSA #5 (4-Margin and good color) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 3b (broken "N" of "JUN") 23 JUN 1862. Cover from the Chiles Correspondence addressed to Mrs. J. H. Chiles, New Market PO, Abbeville District, So. Ca. Routing notation "Please forward by Mill Way Carrier."  Bottom back flap missing, otherwise a Very Fine cover.

The “Millway Carrier” notation has always been somewhat of a mystery. Even though the cover originates in Virginia, the mark is associated with the Millway SC post office. Pre-war and CSA covers are both known with the “Millway Carrier” notation. “Millway” was also the name of a plantation in that area. Noted CSA Philatelist Dick Krieger wrote a two-part article on the “Millway Carrier” notation which appeared in the May-June and July-August 1988 issues of The Confederate Philatelist. In his article, he outlines the very confusing mail routes in the Millway region of the Abbeville District and points out that the “Millway Carrier” notation is seen only on covers addressed to New Market SC. New Market was a depot on the Greenville and Columbia Railroad some 15-20 miles distant from Millway. Neither New Market nor Millway appear on a current map of South Carolina. He further concluded that the notation was a routing instruction applied by the sender to make certain that the letters were carried on to Millway by the official government mail routes. In other words, this was not a private carrier service. There has been some speculation among SC Postal Historians that a slave from the plantation may have been used at least part of the time to bring the mail from New Market to Millway, but this remains as speculation and has not been proven.
$850.00
VA2852

Stampless PAID 5 Type D with the small double circle Norfolk, Va CDS all in BLUE (double strikes) 1 JUN 1861 (year in the CDS and confirmed by period docketing) FIRST DAY of the Confederate Postal Service. Orange paper cover from the Blackford Correspondence addressed to Lancelot M. Blackford, Box No 6, Lynchburg, Va. Period docketing at the left indicates that the cover is from the addressee's brother, B. L. Blackford. Very Fine example of a First Day CSA Postal Service cover. Signed by Brian Green and Patricia A. Kaufmann.

Launcelot (Lancelot) Minor Blackford (1837-1914), an 1859 graduate of the University of Virginia, enlisted in the Rockbridge Artillery 9/2/1861. He was later commissioned and served for a time as an advocate in the military court system of Longstreet’s Corps. Later in 1864, he was transferred to the 24th Va Inf where he served as the adjutant. Benjamin Lewis Blackford (1835-1908) enlisted as a private in Co G 11th Va Inf 4/23/1861 and was commissioned Lieut of Engineers 5/25/1861. He was on duty in Norfolk at the time of this cover.
$1,500.00
VA2855

Turned Cover -- 1st Use CSA #13 (repaired right upper corner and on the right side) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 6m 14 APR (1864). Coarse brown paper cover with printed address to Monticello Bank, Charlottesville, Va and a printed upper left return address corner card "From Bank of the Commonwealth, Richmond." 2nd Use CSA #11b Dark Blue (AD) (4-Margin) tied by the BLACK small double circle Charlottesville, Va CDS 18 JUL 1864. Addressed to Rev G. H. Norton, Lexington, Va. Turned covers with a CSA #13 stamp are not commonly seen. Cover opened for display, and the CSA #11 stamp flapped out to display both stamps together. Signed by J. M. Bartels in 1928 and an unsigned extensive notation by M. Hubert Judd. Ex Engsler Charlottesville Collection. Very clean cover and a very scarce use even with the repaired stamp and small sealed cover repairs at the upper right.

Reverend George Hatley Norton (1824-1893, was an Episcopal priest who was the immediate pre-war rector of St Paul's Episcopal Church in Alexandria, Va. He moved to Lexington when Alexandria was occupied and served for a short time as the chaplain of the 17th Va Inf until ill heath prevented any further service.
$700.00
VA2856

CSA #12c (AD) Greenish-Blue (margin close at the right) tied by the Richmond, Va Powell Type 6l 19 FEB (1864). Cover is a private unofficial use of a POD unsigned official imprint for the Auditor's Office (AUD-03b) as the stamp is affixed over the imprint and making the printed "FREE" invalid. Addressed to Miss Lucy T. Braxton, "Chericoke," Old Church PO, Hanover, Va. "Chericoke" is the name of a plantation home which still stands today first built in 1767 by Carter Braxton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The home was rebuilt in the 1830's. Commercial cover with a small embossed De La Rue imprint under the top back flap. Repaired right lower corner to a very clean appearance and a scarce use. $550.00
VA2857

CSA #11 (AD) (margin just in at the top) tied by a full strike of the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 5f 16 JUL (1864). Treasury Department Confederate imprinted semi-official cover (Type TD-02). Addressed to W. J. Booker Esqr, Depository, Lynchburg, Va. Commercial cover with small De La Rue imprint embossing on the reverse. Top back flap missing. Very clean cover. $375.00
VA2858

CSA #12 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 5- partially struck off the cover (date not fully apparent) War Department Engineer Bureau imprinted semi-official cover (Type WD-EN-03). Blue paper cover addressed to Captain R. P. Rowley, Corps of Engineers PACS (Provisional Army of the Confederate States), Tullahoma, Tenn. Captain R. P. Rowley of  Tennessee held various positions in various ranks through Lt Col in the Corps of Engineers first with the Army of Tennessee and then in the Trans-Mississippi. Very Fine. $475.00
VA2859

USA #26 tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 1a -6 MAY 1861 Post Secession Postal Use. State of Virginia (Virginia State Seal) Executive Department semi-official imprinted cover (Type S-VA-03). Addressed to Col P. P. Dandridge, Winchester, Va. Cover with small sealed edge tears at top left. Still a very clean appearance.

Philip P. Dandridge (1817-1881) was a landowner, and the title of "Col" was honorary and not military. His second wife was Mary Elizabeth Taylor (married 1858) who was a daughter of former president Zachary Taylor.
$400.00
VA2861

CSA #2e Paterson Stone Y Horz Pair (margin tight on the right and with a vertical pre-affixing crease in the margin between the stamps) tied by the BLUE small double circle Charlottesville, Va CDS. Yellow paper cover addressed to Jas. H. McVeigh Esq, Care McDaniel & Irby, Lynchburg, Va. Pairs of the Stone Y stamp on cover are very scarce. Very Fine appearance. Ex Engsler Charlottesville Collection. $1,000.00
VA2862

Post Office Department Official Imprint Cover signed by Jno L Harrell as Chief of the Finance Bureau Type FIN-06d Commercial Cover. Orange paper cover signed but with no postal markings indicating either handcarried outside the postal service or put directly into the mail pouch. Addressed to R. T. Thom PM, Fredericksburg, Va. Very Fine. $200.00
VA2864

USA 1853-1855 postal stationery envelope overprinted with the Confederate States of America Post Office Department Official Imprint from the Chief of the Finance Bureau and signed by Jno L. Harrell Type FIN-02a. Richmond, Va CDS partially struck off the cover with a MAR date with the matching FREE handstamp. Addressed to PM Tuggle's Gap, Patrick Co., Va. Very Fine. Ex- John F. Seybold Collection. $400.00
VA2865

CSA #12 (AD) (margin touches at bottom) tied by the Richmond, Va Powell Type 6i 18 NOV 1863. "War Department, Signal Office, Official Business" Semi-Official Imprint at upper right Type WD-SB-04. The stamp is partially affixed over the imprint. Military Address to Sergt S. Wilmer, Signal Officer, Johnson's Division, 2nd Corps ANV. This cover is the listing cover for this Signal Office imprint type in the new CSA catalog and is used as the illustration for this newly listed type which did not appear in the '86 Dietz Catalog. Currently believed to be the only recorded example of this imprint type. The cover has a sealed opening tear at the top which involves the imprint. Small part of top back flap missing. Ex-Milgram.

Skipwith Wilmer (1843-1901) served in the Confederate Army in the CS Signal Corps first as a Sergeant until commissioned 2nd Lieut 2/19/1864. After the war, he practiced law in Baltimore. His father, Rev Dr. Wilmer, was the Protestant Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese of Louisiana.
$500.00
VA2869

Stampless Soldiers (Due) 10 Type L with the Petersburg, Va CDS 26 AUG (1864) all in BLUE. Addressed to Miss S. Shank, Columbia Mine, Columbia Co., Ga. Endorsement at top left is in light pencil and is from a soldier in the "Macon Artillery Ga Vols." The Georgia Macon Light Artillery was involved in the Siege of Petersburg June 1864 - April 1865. Clean cover. $100.00
VA2871

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. $150.00
VA2872

USA Star Die with the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 1a 10 MAY 1861 which falls in the very limited USA Used in the CSA period for Virginia (5/7/1861-5/31/1861). Addressed to Henry St. George Harris Esqr, Scottsville, Albemarle Cty (Va). The addressee was a planter whose papers currently reside at the Duke University library. Light edge foxing and a back flap opening tear. Still a clean appearing and very presentable cover. $100.00
VA2873

USA #26 with a BLUE Grid cancel and the BLUE Lexington, Va to the left 23 MAY 1861 (year date confirmed by period docketing) which falls in the very limited USA Used in the CSA period for Virginia (5/7/1861-5/31/1861). Orange paper cover addressed to Revd George Wm White, San Marino, Dinwiddie (Va). Long sealed tear from the bottom toward but not into the stamp. Still a very presentable cover. Ex-Thayer. $100.00
VA2877

CSA #11 (AD) two singles in different color shades (4-Margin) (cover overweight requiring the seond stamp) Pen-Canceled and manuscript "C(ampbell) Ct House 15 Sept  63" at the left. Adversity Cover made from a printed un Campbell County court document form. Addressed to Jno C. Tanner Esq, Glenmore, Buckingham Co., Virginia. Displayed flapped up from the lower right. $250.00
VA2879

Soldiers DUE 10 Type Q with the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 4a 20 JAN 1863. Blue paper folded letter complete addressed to J. S. Claywell Esq, Morganton, Burke Co., North Carolina. Endorsed at upper left "Saml McD Tate, Major 6th NC." One page letter entirely in the hand of and signed by Major Tate datelined "Camp near Fredericksburg Jany 17, 1863. The letter mentions entering an engagement on the 13th of December (Battle of Fredericksburg) which delayed the response and further deals with quartermaster issues. Samuel McDowell Tate (1830-1897) entered service as the Captain of Co D 6th NC Inf and promoted Major 6/11/1862. He was wounded three times during the war (Sharpsburg 9/17/1862, Cedar Creek 10/19/1864, Fort Stedman 3/25/1865) and was paroled at Morganton 5/16/1865. At Gettysburg, he was promoted Lt Col and led his regiment in an attack on Cemetery Hill and in the battle on Seminary Ridge 7/2/1863 when the regiment's commander, Col Isaac Erwin Avery, was killed. He commanded the regiment to the end of the war. After the war, Lt Col Tate was a railroad president and served the State of North Carolina in many capacities until his death in 1897. He is revered as a North Carolina hero of Gettysburg. Very Fine cover and an excellent letter. $400.00
VA2880

CSA #2 H&L (faulty) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 3a 28 DEC 18961. Folded Letter complete addressed to Mrs. Mary Ashley Elhart, Oak Dale, Rockbridge Co., Va Care of R. G. Campbell. The letter is from Captain (later Major) Aldolphus Elhart to his wife. Adolphus Elhart (1830-1913), an Austrian born merchant from Lexington, Virginia, was at the time of this letter the AQM and Paymaster of the 1st Division of the CSA Army of the Potomac. He began service in the 1st Va Cav in April 1861. His competency as a staff officer was rewarded with ever increasing responsibilty as he was personally chosen by General Stonewall Jackson himself to be his personal Paymaster in July 1862 and later Paymaster for the entire 2nd Corps ANV, a position that he held until the end of the war. This is a remarkable lengthy two page letter from Capt Elhart to his wife detailing a trip to Richmond on paymaster duties including picking up $77,000.00 in cash from the Treasury Department. Have not seen another letter anywhere like this concerning paymaster duties. Typed transcript of the letter included. $500.00
VA2881

CSA #12 (AD) (4-Margin with excellent color) tied by a full strike of the VIOLET Lynchburg, Va CDS 27 AUG.  Addressed to Mrs. Mary W. Moncure Care Hon R. C. L. Moncure, Richmond, Va.  R. C. L. Moncure was a prominent Judge of the Virginia Court of Appeals.  He and his wife Mary had at least two sons in the Confederate Army that I could find, Richard Cassius Lee Moncure (1831-1917) was a Corpl in Co B 9th Va Cav and Walker Peyton Moncure (1843-1916) was a Lieut in Co A 47th Va Inf. Cover most likely sent by one of the sons home to his mother.  Part of backflap and sideflap missing, but otherwise an overall Very Fine appearance with an extremely fine unusually clear strike of this Violet CDS. $250.00
VA2882

CSA #12c (AD) Greenish-Blue (4-Margin) tied by the VIOLET Lynchburg, Va CDS 11 NOV. From the F(ranklin) Davis Staunton, Va Correspondence. Very Fine. $225.00
VA2883

CSA #11 (AD) (margin close on the right) tied by a very greasy Brown or Red-Brown strike of the Lynchburg, Va CDS 9 AUG. Addressed to J. McGavock, Macks Meadows, Va. $200.00
VA2884

CSA #11 (AD) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 6m 27 MAY (1864). Addressed to Jno. Phillips Esqr, Charleston, So. Ca. Endorsed at upper left "Wm Porcher Miles MC (Member of Congress)." Members of the Confederate Congress did not have the franking privilege and had to pay the postage. William Porcher Miles (1822-1899), a former Mayor of Charleston, member of the US House of Representatives, and delegate to the South Carolina Secession Convention, was a "fire-eater" secessionist who served in the Confederate Provisional Congress and later in the regular Confederate Congress 1862-1865 representing South Carolina. He is credited with designing the flag that would later be adopted by the Army of Northern Virginia as its battle flag. He also served for a time in 1861 as an VADC to Gen Beauregard in Charleston with the rank of Colonel which may have been a state rank. Very Fine. Ex-Brian Green. $200.00
VA2889

CSA #12c (AD) Greenish-Blue (4-Margin but close on the left) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 6l 26 JUL (1864). Very small but complete coarse brown paper cover which appears to be homemade addressed to Mr. Charles W. Farrar, Pamplins Depot, Appomattox County, Va. Very Fine. $100.00
VA2891

CSA #7 Horz Pair Dark Blue (margins tight) tied by the BLUE Lynchburg, Va CDS 21 JAN (1863). Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Mr. John Lybrook, Blacksburg, Va. The addressee was a local merchant in Blacksburg. Very clean cover. $125.00
VA2893

CSA #11c (AD) (4-Margin but close on the left) tied by the usual weak strike of the BLUE Petersburg, Va CDS (date not apparent), Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Dr. Ezekial S. Talley, Old Church PO, Hanover Cty (Va). One of Dr. Talley's sons was Ezekial Jr who enlisted in Co I 15th Va Inf and was killed at Sharpsburg (Antietam) 9/17/1862. Cover with a little edge water staining at the top but still with a very clean appearance. $75.00
VA2894

CSA #12 (AD) (4-Margin) tiled by the Culpeper CH, Va CDS (date not apparent). Addressed to Miss Fannie H. Tyndall, Richmond, Va. Some overall light foxing but still a presentable cover with a nice stamp. $50.00
VA2897

CSA #4 Stone 2 Position 46 (4-Margin and a somewhat dry printing) tied by the blue large single rim BLUE Norfolk, Va CDS 19 APR 1862. Addressed to the President ----, Hillsboro S. Institution, Hillsboro., No. Ca. Not sure exactly to what the address refers, but it may be the Hillsborough NC Military Academy. Wrapper type cover which appears most likely to have been a folded letter with the page containing the letter removed as the cover is slightly reduced at the right. Very clean cover with a nice stamp. $225.00
VA2898

Stampless Norfolk, Va small double circle CDS handstamp PAID 5 Type D all in BLUE 9 SEP 1861. Addressed to Mrs. Tingnal H. Brame Care of H. A. Burton, Willimasboro NC. The cover was sent by Ti(n)gnal Hoke Brame (1831-1920) to his wife. Capt Brame had service as an enlisted man in the 12th NC Inf (the time of this cover) before being commisioned in the 54th NC Inf in early 1862 and then transferring to the 6th NC Inf as a captain. He served as a Quartermaster. Very Fine cover.  $150.00
VA2899

CSA #1b Stone 1 (not plated) Dark Green (4-Margin but close on the left with minor pre-affixing faults) tied by three overlapping strikes of the Yorktown, Va CDS with a NOV 1861 date. Small lady's type cover addressed to Mr. John J. Tway, Madison Ct Ho, Virginia. The 1860 census lists John J. Tway as a 20 year old teacher in Madison, Va. No record of military service as teachers were exempt from the Confederate conscription laws. Top back flap missing, staining on the back only which does not show through to the front, otherwise a very clean appearance. $150.00
VA2901

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by the Hicksford, Va CDS 23 FEB. Very clean yellow paper cover with a light but still legible address to Miss Mary E. Elliott, Manchester, Cumberland Co. NC. $100.00
VA2904

CSA #13 (clipped lower left corner) Pen-Cancel (not tied) with no postmark. Period address to Miss Jennie Whittle, Pattonsburgh, Botetourt Co., Va. Just to the left in the same hand as the address is the word "Anchorage" which was the name of the Whittle home in nearby Buchanan, Va owned by William Conway Whittle (1805-1878). He was a pre-war US naval officer and served in the Confederate Navy as a Commodore (although other sources say a Captain). The Whittle family was very large, and Jennie was one of his daughters. His son, Lt William Conway Whittle Jr CSN, was the executive officer of the CSS Shenandoah. There is a period routing instruction at upper left "via Lynchburg" which indicates that the cover did go through the mail. The stamp has been lifted and hinged back in place to demonstrate the period gum staining under the stamp which matches the configuration of the stamp exactly even to the clippped corner. The clipped corner was therefore a pre-affixing fault. The gum stains show that this was the only stamp ever on the cover. Certainly appears to be a genuine use and has a 1997 PF Certificate which states "Genuine." Since both Pattonsburg and Lynchburg are on the James River and there is no postmark, this could be a waterway cover. But that is only speculation and cannot be proven. Ex-Bush Collection. Also "Guaranteed Genuine" signed by William O. Belden (I have no idea who he was). Very clean cover. $500.00
VA2907

CSA #11 (AD) (small unobtrusive edge fault at top center) pen-cancel with matching manuscript across the top "Mossingford (Va) Sept 20." Overall green Advertising Cover "Harvey, Armistead & Williams, Tobacco Exchange Building WHOLESALE GROCERS, Commission Merchants, Virginia St, Richmond, Va." Addressed to John W. Eggleton Esq, Charlotte CH (Va). Very Fine. $400.00
VA2908

Stampless large single rim BLUE Norfolk, Va CDS with matching BLUE handstamp PAID 10 Type F 15 JUL 1861. Advertising Cover with printed corner card at upper left "Newton's ATLANTIC HOTEL Norfolk." Addressed to Miss E. F. Johnston, Tuskegee, Ala. Small reduction on the right where opened not affecting anything, otherwise Very Fine. $400.00
VA2909

CSA #1 Horz Pair Stone A/B (margin a little close at the top) tied by the Tudor Hall, Va CDS 27 NOV (1861). Orange paper cover addressed to Mrs. James B. Steedman Care Dr Jos H. Doyan, Union Court House, South Carolina. Cover most likely sent by Capt James B. Steedman of the 5th SC Infantry to his wife. Very Fine. $325.00
VA2911

USA #26 tied by the small single rim Amherst CH, Va CDS with a second strike of the same CDS to the left 22 MAY (1861) USA Used in CSA Virginia. Folded Letter Complete (business) on blue lined notebook paper datelined "Millers Grove near Amherst Ct House 20 MAY '61" which confirms the year of use. Addressed to Mr. James D. Davidson Atty at Law, Lexington, Va. Very Fine. $300.00
VA2912

CSA #2b Paterson with an intense Dark Blue color shade (4-Margin) Pen-Canceled and manuscript "McDowell Va Jan 6th (1863)." Obscure use from Highland County. McDowell was the site of the Battle of McDowell on 5/8/1862 which began Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign. Addressed to Doctor William M. (cannot decipher the last name), Buckingham C. H., Va. Part of back flap missing and a little light edge staininng at the right and the bottom center. Very nice stamp. $200.00
VA2913

CSA #1 Stone 1 very dry printing (not plated) (margin tight at the lower left) tied by the RED Smithfield, Va CDS 21 JAN (1862).  Addressed to Miss Martha J. Atkins, Big Falls NC. Very clean cover with just a little edge wear. $150.00
VA2915

CSA #2 H&L (4-Margin with a lower sheet margin) tied by the Tudor Hall, Va CDS 5 DEC 1861. Small commercially made lady's type cover addressed to Miss H. M. Coleman, Ridgeway, Fairfield Dist, S. Carolina. Most of top back flap missing and a small edge repair at top center. Very clean appearing cover and a very nice stamp. $250.00
VA2919

CSA #12(AD) (4-Margin) Pen-Cancel and manuscript “Alum Springs June 20” to the left. Clean light yellow paper cover addressed to Miss Virginia R. May, Trevillian’s Depot, Louisa Co., Va. Somewhat obscure Rockbridge Co., Va usage. $100.00
VA2921

CSA #1 Stone A/B (not plated) (margins close left and right and minor pre-affixing faults including a clipped right upper corner) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS 6 DEC 1861. Addressed to Messers Booth Sommers, Petersburg, Va (Pertersburg Merchants). Very clean cover. $150.00
VA2922

CSA #6 London Print (margin just in at the left) Single Use Prior to the Rate Change tied by a full strike of the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 3b (broken "N" of "JUN") 10 JUN 1862. Cover is from the well-known Rives Correspondence addressed to Mrs. A. L. Rives, Cobham, Albemarle Co., Virginia. Very clean cover. $125.00
VA2923

CSA #11c (AD) Greenish-Blue (4-Margin) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 6i 19 MAR (1864). Addressed to Mr. A. Little Esqr, Fredericksburg, Virginia. Very Fine. $100.00
VA2924

CSA #1 Stone 1 (not plated) (small clip to the right lower corner, minor pre-affixing faults, edge gum stains) tied by the Tudor Hall, Va CDS 21 NOV 1861. Addressed to Mrs. Mary V. Withers. Most of the mail going through Tudor Hall at this time was army related. The cover was sent by Colonel Robert E. Withers home to his wife. Robert Enoch Withers (1821-1907), a Danville physician, was the Colonel of the 18th Va Inf beginning in May 1861.He was badly wounded at Gaines Mill (Va) 6/27/1862 which ended his field service. After recovering, he served as the military post commander at Danville until the end of the war. After the war, he served as a US Congressman from Virginia in the 1870's and as US Consul to Hong Kong in the 1880's. Very clean cover. $175.00
VA2925

CSA #1 Stone A/B Olive Green (4-Margin) with a Grid cancel and the matching Staunton, Va CDS 19 DEC 1861. Folded Letter Complete (business) addressed to Messers John N. Gordon & Son, Merchants, Richmond, Va.  Very clean cover. $200.00
VA2926

CSA #12 (AD) (margin a little irregular at the right) Pen-Canceled and manscript "Salt Creek Va Nov 22 (1864)" (Amherst County). Small blue paper l;ady's type cover addressed to Miss Annie Willie Gilbert Care of J. F. Wingfield Esq., Carter's Bridge, Albemarle Co., Va. Looks like the ending of the letter spilled over onto the outside top of the cover. Corner wear at upper left and a small repaired edge fault at lower left. $75.00
VA2928

CSA #11 (AD) (margin just touches at left with stamp affixed sideways) tied by a full strike of the somewhat greasy VIOLET Lynchburg, Va CDS 21 OCT. Addressed to R. A. Lancaster Esqr Care of Lancaster & Co., Richmond, Va. Ex-Telep. Minor reduction at the left not affecting anything. Very Fine appearance. $150.00
VA2931

CSA #1 Stone 2 Position 21 Spur on Upper Left Scroll (CC 1-2-v1) (margin touches at bottom) tied by the BLUE Petersburg, Va CDS 30 DEC (1861). Orange paper cover addressed to Mr. S. Branch Walker, Allens Creek, Amherst, Va. Vey clean cover. $200.00
VA2932

CSA #12 (AD) (margin tight at the bottom) Pen-Canceled and manuscript "Stny (Stoney) Creek W Ho (Ware House) Sept 12." Obscure use from Sussex County. Small commercially made lady's type cover addressed to Miss Mary F. Coker Care of E. E. Parham, Warrenton, N. Carolina. Very clean cover. $125.00
VA2933

CSA #11 (AD) Light Blue (4-Margin with a little light gum staining) Pen-Canceled and manuscript "Union Furnace (Va) Aug 3." Obscure use from Patrick County. Addressed to Miss Sallie H. Barksdale, Meadville, Hfx (Halifax) Co., Va. Adversity Cover made from a used Ledger Sheet displayed flapped up from the lower left. Minor reduction at the left, otherwise a very clean cover. $200.00
VA2934

CSA #11c (AD) Greenish-Blue (4-Margin) tied by the BLACK Lynchburg, Va CDS 15 AUG (1864). Light brown coarse paper cover addressed to Mr. Richard M. Callahan in the Care of Capt B. Leftwich, Rockfish Depot, Nelson Cty., Va. Some minor staining, otherwise a very clean cover. $100.00
VA2935

CSA #7 Vert Pair affixed sideways (4-Margin and appears to be London Paper) tied by the BLUE small single rim Dublin, Va CDS 21 AUG. Coarse dark brown paper cover addressed to Mrs. Sallie E. Duncan, Halls Ford PO, Franklin Co., Va. Very Fine. $125.00
VA2936

CSA #11 (KB) (4-Margin with a little light gum toning) Pen-Canceled and manuscript "Chesnut Grove Va Nov 7th (1864)." Unlisted Confederate Virginia post office as there were several places in Virginia referred to as "Ches(t)nut Grove," but none of them are listed as Confederate post offices. Folded lettersheet with the page containing the letter removed some time in the past. Addressed to Mr. James F. Brooks, Blackwalnut, Halifax Co., Va. Cover with a little period arithmetic on the front, but still very clean. $125.00
VA2939

CSA #11c (AD) Bluish-Green (almost a true Green but not quite there) (4-Margin) Pen-Canceled and manuscript "Fords Va May 13/64." Obscure use from Dinwiddie County. Fords, also known as Ford's Depot, was a station on the South Side Railroad. Addressed to Miss E. M. Smithson, Macfarland's, Va. Very Fine. $125.00
VA2940

CSA #9 T-E-N (4-Margin) Pen-Canceled and tied by a pen stoke and also tied by the Danville, Va CDS (date not fully apparent), Addressed to Mrs. Julia T. Stanton, Social Circle, Georgia. Cover is complete with some overall light staining and foxing, but a very nice stamp. $350.00
VA2942

CSA #12 (AD) (4-Margin with a left sheet margin) tied by an Abingdon, Va CDS 2 SEP. Military Address to Col N. J. Lillard, 3rd Tenn Regmt Vaughns Brig, Bristol, Tenn. The regiment in the address was the 3rd Tenn Inf Provisional Army, a unit in the Western Theater which was surrendered at Vicksburg. After the exchange, the regiment continued with service in the Army of Tennessee and was mounted later in 1864. Col Newton J. Lillard (1830-1920) began service in 1861 as a captain and commanded the regiment in 1864. Cover wth some minor light foxing but a very nice stamp. $150.00
VA2944

CSA #7 Horz Pair possibly on London Paper (margin close at top center and a vertical file fold through the right stamp) tied by a full strike of the Staunton, Va CDS 20 MAR. Folded Letter complete (business) addressed to J. D. Davidson, Lexington, Va. Internal folds reinforced with archival tape, otherwise a very clean cover. $100.00
VA2945

CSA #7 Horz Pair London Paper (margin just in at top) tied by a full strike of the BLUE Charllotte CH, Va 10 NOV. Yellow paper cover addressed to Mr. H. W. Jones Supt Water Works, Lynchburg, Virginia. Minor reduction at the left not affecting anything. Very Fine appearance. $150.00
VA2946

Two Covers from the same correspondence -- North-to-South Civilian Through-the-Lines -- Both covers addressed exactly the same and in the same handwriting. CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 5f 15 AUG (1864). This Type 5f postmark is recorded used in July 1864 but not in August 1864. CSA #12c AD Greenish-Blue (margin clipped at lower left) tied by the Richmond , Va CDS Powell Type 6p 27 SEP (1864). Addressed to Mr. George F. Carr, Jeffersonton, Camden Co., Georgia Care of N. H. Guyton Esqr. At upper left in the same hand as the address "Per flag of truce." The actual origin of the covers in the North is not known as they are the inside envelopes (Confederate postage affixed) which were removed at the transfer point (most likely Old Point Comfort, Va), and the outer envelopes were discarded. There is no enclosure with either cover. The covers were then taken to Richmond from the transfer point where they entered the Confederate mails for delivery to Georgia. Very Fine examples of Civilian through-the-lines covers. $550.00
Two
Covers
VA2948

CSA #7 Horz Pair (margin a little tight on the right) Pen-Canceled and manuscript "H S College March 11th" (Hampton Sidney College) at the upper left. Coarse brown paper homemade cover addressed to Mr. H. P. R. McCoy, Charlottesville, Va. Notation at bottom left "Chaplain at one of the Hospitals." Rev H. P. R. McCoy was a Presbyterian minister from the seminary at Hampton Sidney College and served as a chaplain during the war. Very clean cover. $100.00
VA2951

CSA #7 (a pair and two singles paying) (margin irregular on one stamp) tied by two strikes of the BLUE Petersburg, Va 2 AUG. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Robert Hamilton Sheriff, Brevard, Transylvania Co., North Carolina. "Brevard" is lined through and the cover is re-addressed to Davidson's River. Routing instruction "via Raleigh NC and Columbia SC" at the l;ower left. This is not a forwarded cover as the re-address is in the same hand as the rest of the address and appears to have been a mistake that was corrected. The stamps pay a double weight rate. Period docketing indicates that the cover contained "Election Returns" which would easily account for the double weight. Very clean cover. $300.00
VA2952

CSA #12 (AD) (4-Margin) with manuscript "Red Oak Grove (Va) Dec 20th." Obscure use from Charlotte County and unlisted in the Confederate catalog. The manuscript ties the stamp. Adversity Cover made from a lined unused Ledger Page. Addressed to Mr. John Palmore Jr, Stony Point Mills, Cumberland Cty, Va. Very minor reduction at the right, otherwise Very Fine. $275.00
VA2954

CSA #6 Single Use Prior to the Rate Change (affixed upside down and margin close at the bottom) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 3b (broken "N" of "JUN") 26 JUN 1862. Addressed to Mrs. Julia A. Holt, Graham NC. Light manuscript "Missent & Forwarded" at the top. The cover was missent to Graham's Turnout SC. The Graham's Turnout SC CDS was applied 9 JULY (1862) and then the cover forwarded on to its original destination. No forwarding fee was assessed for a missent cover. Very Fine Cover. $200.00
VA2955

Stampless Soldier's Due cover with the Tudor Hall, Va CDS and Due(ms10 Type F 29 OCT 1861. Addressed to Mrs. W. T. Field, Pickensville SC. Endorsed at left "From Sergt W. T. Field of Co H 4th Regt SCV (South Carolina Volunteers." William Thomas Field (1836-1904) was a Medical Doctor in Pickensville but enlisted as a Sergt in Co H 4th SC Inf  2/1/1861 and had later service as a Lieut in Co C 13th Battalion SC Inf and served throughout the war. Very Fine Cover. $125.00
VA2956

Stampless Soldier's Due cover with the Tudor Hall, Va CDS and Due 10 handstamp Type E 28 JAN 1862. Addressed to Mrs. Martha Inglet, Berzelia, Columbia Co, Geor. Endorsed at lower left "From T. Inglet Company C 28 Regt Geor Vol." Thomas W. G. Inglet (b1839) enlisted as a private in Co C 28th Ga Inf 9/10/1861 and was promoted Corpl 8/1/1863. He is listed as wounded at Cold Harbor (Va) 6/27/1862 losing two fingers from his right hand and wounded a second time at Darbytown Road (Va) 10/7/1864 in the right foot. After his second wounding, he was furloughed to the Jackson Hospital in Richmond. No further record. Very Fine Cover. $125.00
VA2962

CSA #6 Horz Pair (margin a little close on the right) tied by a partial strike of the Richmond, Va CDS (date not fully apparent). Adversity Cover made from a printed business form letter displayed flapped down from the top left. Addressed to Mrs. Richard Irby, Blacks & Whites, Nottoway Co., Va. Richard Irby (1825-1902) was a wealthy plantation owner from a prominent Nottoway County family who had service as 1st Lieut and later Captain of Co G 18th Va Inf beginning in April 1861. He is listed as wounded at 2nd Manassas 8/30/1862 but served throughout the war and was paroled 4/19/1865. This cover was very likely sent by Capt Irby home to his wife. Very clean cover with a notation on the reverse by VanDyk MacBride. $200.00
VA2963

CSA #6 Horz Pair (4-Margin) lightly pen-canceled and the matching postal manuscript "Cool Well Va Aug 9" at the upper left corner. Very obscure postal use from a small post office in Amherst County. Addressed to Miss Willie H. Nicholas, New Canton, Buckingham, Va. Small commercially made yellow lined lady's cover. Minor edge and corner wear and a little light staining and part of top back flap missing but still very presentable. $100.00
VA2964

CSA #7 Horz Pair (margin close on the right and a very coarse printing) tied by the BLUE Petersburg, Va postmark with a MAR date. Addressed to Miss Bettie C. Holloway, Kirksey's Cross Roads, Edgefield Dist., So Ca. Clean and complete cover. $75.00
VA2966

CSA #1 Stone 2 (not plated) affixed upside down (margin in at left and edge gum toning) Pen-Canceled and matching manuscript "Wellville Va Mar 13 (1862)" at the upper left. Obscure postal use from Nottoway County. Wellville was also a stop on the Southside Railroad. Military Address to Lieut J. Y. Phillips Care of Capt H. D. Dickerson, Williamsburg, Va. Joseph Y. Phillips (1840-1911) entered service as 2nd Lieutenant of Co C 53rd Va Inf on 8/12/1861. He was discharged 5/5/1862 when he failed re-election and had later service in Montague's Battalion Va Inf. Henry D. Dickerson (1829-1876) was the company commander and was also discharged on 5/5/1862 when he failed re-election and had later service in the 18th Va Inf. Small commercially made lady's type cover with embossed flowers on the back flap. Very clean cover. $150.00
VA2969

CSA #1 Stone 1 (not plated) two singles paying the 10c rate over 500 miles (good margins but with one stamp somewhat overlapping the other stamp) tied by the Tudor Hall, Va CDS 4 JAN 1862. Addressed to Miss Kate Crawford, Columbia, So. Ca. Since most of the mail through Tudor Hall at this time was army related, the cover was most likely sent by a South Carolina soldier home to a sister or a girlfriend. Part of top back flap missing, otherwise a very clean cover. $200.00
VA2970

CSA #1 Stone 2 (not plated) (margin touches at right) tied by the Tudor Hall, Va CDS (date not fully apparent). Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Mrs. William King Care Col Aug Leftwich, Lynchburg, Virginia.Since most of the mail through Tudor Hall at this time was army related, the cover was most likely sent by Pvt William King (1825-1885) of Co D 38th Va Battalion Heavy Artillery home to his wife, Annie Leftwich King, who was staying with her father Col Augustine Leftwich. Pvt King was later commissionsed 3rd Lieut 2/8/1862. After the war, he formed the tobacco company of Leftwich and King in Lynchburg, Va. Augustine Leftwich (1794-1881) was a veteran of the War of 1812. Very clean cover. $150.00
VA2971

CSA #1 Stone 2 (not plated) (margin just in at top center and a few tones spots) tied by the BLUE Danville, Va CDS 5 FEB (1862). Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Isham H. Owen Esqr Care of Mr. Jas. E. M. Palmes, Wolf Trap, Halifax Co., Va.  Routing instruction "Mr. Chastine will please send this letter to Mr. Palems as soon as rec'd that Mr. Owen may get it at once."  Very clean cover. $175.00
VA2972



Turned Cover - First Use: CSA #12 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by the black Danville, Va CDS 5 SEP (1864) addressed to Mr. James P. Fleshman, Evergreen, Appomattox, Virginia. Second Use: CSA #12 (AD) (margin a little irregular at the right with manuscript postal marking "Evergreen Va Oct 12th 1864." Obscure postal use from Appomattox County. The manuscript ties the stamp with the light "1864" on the stamp. Addressed to Stephen L. Pankey, Irisburg, Virginia. Also tying the stamp of the second use is the black Danville, Va CDS 27 OCT (1864). It looks as though the cover made its way somehow back to Danville from Irisburg and was used a third time from Danville to the same addressee in Irisburg, and the sender got away with illegally reusing the stamp as the light cancellation was evidently not noticed by the Danville postmaster. James Paschal Leigh Fleshman (1847-1922) had service in the 20th Va Battalion Heavy Artillery. Stephen Lafayette Pankey (1836-1886) had service as a private in Co F 16th Va Inf before being commissioned 2nd Lieut 9/3/1862. He is listed as captured as a POW at Crampton's Gap MD 9/14/1862 and confined at Fort Delaware until exchanged 10/2/1862. He resigned 2/9/1863. Very interesting triple use cover which has been completely opened so both sides can be viewed. $250.00
VA2976

CSA #1 Stone 2 Position 47 (4-Margin) but close on the left) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 3a 7 FEB 1862. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to C. L. Mosby Esq, Lynchburg, Va. Very Fine. $200.00
VA2979

CSA #1 Stone 1 (not plated) (dry printing with a pre-affixing clip to the left upper corner) tied by the large single rim BLUE Norfolk, Va CDS (1862 date not fully apparent). Addressed to Miss Annie Maxwell, Pendleton SC. Most likely sent by a South Carolina soldier home to a girl friend or relative. Very clean cover. $100.00
VA2983

CSA #12b (AD) Light Blue (4-Margin) tied by the RED Petersburg, Va CDS NOV 1864. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Mr. F. M. Stovall Care of Col M. P. Stovall, Augusta, Georgia. On arrival in Augusta, the cover was forwarded to a Military Address Care of Capt W. H. Milton, Co A 5th Fla Battn Cavalry, Marianna, Fla. A CSA #11 (AD) stamp was affixed at the upper right to pay the forwarding fee and tied by the large single rim Augusta, Ga CDS 12 NOV (1864). The same Augusta postmark was also used to tie the original CSA #12 stamp as the RED Petersburg postmark did not adequately cancel the stamp. The cover was delivered to Col M. P. Stovall in Augusta, the addressee’s father, who then forwarded it to his son after opening the cover and adding a notation of his own on the inside of the back flap. Col M. P. Stovall was a wealthy factor and commission merchant in Augusta, so the title of “Col” was honorary. Pvt Frank M. Stovall (1845-1865), the addressee, mustered into Co A 5th Fla Batt Cav 1/25/1864. He is listed as killed 3/23/1865 (details not known). Cover most likely originally sent by a soldier at the Siege of Petersburg who was either a relative or friend of Pvt Stovall. Very Fine. $200.00
VA2984

CSA #11 (AD) (2 singles in two different color shades paying the double weight rate) (margin a little irregular at the top of the left stamp) tied together and to the cover by the Staunton, Va CDS (date not fully apparent). Addressed to Mrs. Eston Randolph, Tye River Warehouse, Nelson County, Virginia. The Randolph family was related to Thomas Jefferson. Back flap opening tears, otherwise Very Fine. $200.00
VA2985

CSA #11 (AD) (margins touch top and left) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 6p 26 OCT (1864). Addressed to E. Courtney Jenkins CSN Care of Asst Pym A. Tredwell CSN, Wilmington NC. E. Courtney Jenkins entered service in the Confederate States Navy as a Flag Officer's Secretary 6/13/1862. He served in Vicksburg and Jackson, Mississippi in 1862 and at the Wilmington NC Station as the clerk to Paymaster Tredwell 1862-1864. Very Fine CSN related cover. Ex-Monroe. $250.00
VA2994

CSA #7 Horz Pair (4-Margin but with a small edge defect left center) tied by a full strike of the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 4a 18 FEB 1863. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Miss Emeline Phillips, Fair Haven, Moore Co. NC. Back flap opening tear, otherwise Very Fine appearance. Ex-Oswald. $75.00
VA2997

CSA #6 Single Used Before the Rate Change (4-Margin) tied by a full strike of the Richmond, Va CDS Powell 3a 23 MAY 1862. Addressed to Miss Sallie A. Alderson, Arrington Depot, Nelson County, Virginia.On arrival in Arrington, the cover was forwarded to New Glasgow, Amherst, Virginia with the addition of the manuscript "Arrington May 28 1862" postal manuscript and manuscript "Due 5" to assess the forwarding fee. The cover has been professionally rebacked. The match is so good that it may be the original back reattached. Overall Very Fine Appearance. $75.00
VA2998

CSA #6 Single Use Prior to the Rate Change (margin close to touching left and lower left) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 3b (broken "N" of "JUN") 2 JUN 1862/. Addressed to Mrs. Charles H. Smith Care of Robert Lowndes Esq, Yellow Branch, Campbell Co., Virginia. Very Fine Appearance. $125.00
VA2999

CSA #7 Single (4-Margin) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 4a 12 MAR 1863. Brown paper Adversity Cover made from a printed but unused army form "Assistant Commissary Subsistence." Addressed to Mrs. C. W. Coleman Care Col P. T. Moore, 5th St, Richmond, Va Overpaid Drop Letter. Patrick T. Moore (1821-1883) was Colonel of the 1st Va Inf at the start of the war and was severely wounded at First Manassas. He returned to active service later in 1864 as a Brig-Gen of Reserves. Very Fine.
$250.00
VA3000

CSA #7 Single (margin in at the top and a filled-in-frame at the left CC 7-L-v8) tied by the BROWN Brownsburg, Va CDS 3 JUL  From the Genl S. F. Patterson Correspondence to Patterson PO, Caldwell Co., N. Carolina. Routing instruction "Via Richmond." Cover represents underpayment of the 10c rate but was allowed to go through. Top back flap missing and an edge stain at the bottom center. $175.00
VA3002

Stampless cover with the Tudor Hall, Va CDS 24 AUG 1861. Orange paper cover addressed to Mr. James Chalmers, Lynchburg, Va. On arrival in Lynchburg, the cover was forwarded to Liberty, Bedford County, Va and the Lynchburg, Va CDS applied 26 AUG 1861. The odd thing about the cover is that there are no PAID or DUE marks and no rates noted not even for the forwarding. Since the cover originated from Tudor Hall, one can assume it was most likely sent by a soldier who was perhaps a relative of the addressee. Since there is no endorsement, the cover was presumably sent PAID and the postmaster neglected to properly mark the cover. Searching the records, there was a James Chalmers (1829-1861) from Lynchburg, Va who enlisted as a Sergt in Co B 2nd Va Cav on 5/13/1861. This is most likely the same person as the addressee as Sergt Chalmers may have been home on furlough at the time. Sergt Chalmers is listed as wounded at Munson's Hill (Va) 9/29/1861 (left arm amputated) and died of his wounds 10/1/1861 and is buried at the Presbyterian Cemetery in Lynchburg. There is no enclosure, so the reason for the forwarding and no charge for the forwarding are  unclear. Cover very slightly reduced at the right. Minor light foxing. $250.00
VA3003

CSA #12d (AD) Dark Blue (margin touches at the bottom) tied by the RED Petersburg, Va CDS 23 SEP (1864). Coarse brown paper cover, which appears to be homemade, addressed to Mr. J. T. Prisock, Unionville PO, Union Dist., South Carolina. Most likely the cover was sent by a South Carolina soldier during the Siege of Petersburg home to a relative or friend. Very clean cover. $150.00
VA3004

CSA #7 Horz Pair with the right stamp showing the Position 30UR White Tie variety (margin along the bottom a little irregular) Pen-Canceled and the matching “Stoney Point (Va) June 10/63” manuscript at the left. Very coarse brown paper cover which appears to be homemade from the well-known Franklin Davis Staunton, Va correspondence. Cover has edge repairs at the right and a repaired right lower corner but is still very presentable and a very decent representative example of the White Tie on cover. Ex-Kaufmann. $300.00
VA3005

CSA #12 (AD) (margin touches at the bottom) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell type 5f 15 AUG (1864). Adversity Cover made from an Army Quartermaster's printed document displayed flapped up from the lower left corner. Addressed to Miss Sarah Cushing, White Hill, Union County NC. Very clean cover. $250.00
VA3007

CSA #9 T-E-N (margin touches at the right) tied by the greasy GREEN Lynchburg, Va CDS with a NOV date. Addressed to M. R. Tate Esq., Abingdon, Va. Clean cover. $700.00
VA3008

Stampless cover with the large single rim BLUE Norfolk, Va CDS and BLUE handstamp PAID 5 Type D 8 JUL 1861. Orange paper cover addressed to Mrs. Edwin R. Page, Campbell Court House, Virginia. Edwin Randolph Page, a 39 year old lawyer from Campbell County, was commissioned 1st Lt Co I 2nd Va Cav 6/8/1861 and most l;ikely sent this cover home to his wife. He was discharged 4/25/1862 when he failed to be reelected as a company officer. He had later service as a Captain in the Va Reserves. Very Fine. $200.00
VA3009

Stampless cover with the small double circle BLUE Norfolk, Va CDS and BLUE handstamp PAID 5 Type D 8 SEP 1861. Orange paper cover addressed to Mr. Orren Phillips, Lumberton NC. Very Fine. Photocopy of a 1977 CSA Certificate. $175.00
VA3013

CSA #1c Olive Green Stone 1 Horz Pair (not plated) (margin just a little close at the left, and the left stamp with a light pre-affixing crease) tied by the Yorktown, Va CDS 23 DEC (1861). Addressed to Miss S. Claudia Heard, Sand Fort, Russell Co., Ala. Routing direction at bottom “Distribute at Columbus, Ga.” Cover was sent by Private George P. Heard of Hurt’s-Hardaway’s Alabama Light Artillery home to his sister. Obscure small Alabama light artillery unit but with illustrious service in Virginia's major engagements during the entire war including Gettysburg. Backflap opening tear. Bottom part of the postmark has a very light pencil enhancement. Otherwise a Very Fine Appearance.  $350.00
VA3014



CSA #1 Stone 2 Position 25 (margins look to be all there but are somewhat irregular). The stamp is the CSA catalog listed "Gooseneck" variety CC 1-2-v5. The stamp is tied by a full strike of a BLUE target cancel with the matching BLUE small double circle Charlottesville, Va CDS at the left 17 JAN 1862. Folded part printed "Return to Duty" official medical form. Addressed to Capt Spann, Hampton Legion, Manassas, Va. The form releases three privates from Hampton's Legion fromk the hospital to return to duty and is dated Jan 16th 1862 and is signed by the assistant surgeon PACS at the hospital (cannot decipher the name because of the handwriting.) Manuscript "Official Business" at upper right initialed by the surgeon who signed the form but partially covered by the stamp. Very Fine. PF Certificate 2009 but makes no mention of the stamp plate position and variety. Ex-Engsler.

James D. Spann, the addressee, was Captain of Co G Hampton's Legion Infantry. The three privates ordered returned to duty were T. D. Spann, Elias Taylor, and I. J. Smith all of Co G. No further information on these soldiers, but  further research may uncover more details.

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Included is a second cover identical to the first cover to the same addressee with CSA #1 Stone 2 Postion 43 (margin just in at the top) with the BLUE target cancel and the BLUE Charlottessville, Va CDS 3 JAN 1862. Similar folded form but printed part is slightly different with "General" Hospital lined through and replaced by manuscript "So. Ca." Hospital and signed by the same assistant surgeon. This form returns Pvt Fitzgerald from Co G to duty. Cover has a piece missing from the lower left corner with internal folds reinforced by stamp hinges. Ex-Engsler, Ex-Bogg. These two covers belong together and will not be separated. (As an aside, NEVER use stamp hinges to mount or repair a cover. That is not what they were made for.)
$500.00
Two
Covers
VA3015

 
Turned Cover - 1st Use CSA #13 (4-Margin) tied by the RED-BROWN Lynchburg, Va CDS with a JAN date (most likely 1864). Addressed to Alexander Rives, Esq, Charlottesville, Va. - 2nd Use CSA #7 Horz Pair (4-Margin with the left stamp showing a left filled-in-frame variety CC 7-R-v2). Addressed to Genl G. H. Steuart Care of Jas Newman Esq, Hilton near Gordonsville, Va. Both uses displayed with the cover flapped down from the upper left. Very trivial insignificant stamp faults. Very Fine appearance. Excellent postal use as the 20c Green on a turned cover is not commonly seen. Ex-Engsler.

Alexander Rives (1806-1885) was a prominent Virginia lawyer, judge, poitician, and planter. George Hume Steuart (1828-1903), a Maryland planter, was a CSA Brig-Gen in the Army of Northern Virginia. Gen Steuart was captured as a POW at Spotsylvania CH in May 1864 and exchanged a few months later. He was with Lee at the surrender at Appomattox.
 $1,250.00
VA3016

 
USA #26 (left upper corner) tied by a BLUE target cancel  with the matching BLUE small double circle Charlottesville, Va CDS at top center 13 MAY 1861 (USA Used in Confederate Virginia). Overpaid Drop Letter use with local Military Address to Captain Eugene Davis, Albemarle Light Horse, Charlottesvile, Albemarle, Va. Part of the address is lined through and the cover forwarded to Culpepper C. H. with the application of the BLUE Charlottesville boxed FORWARDED handstamp Type L without a manuscript rate as the forwarding fee was paid by adding a second USA #26 stamp at the right upper corner and pen-canceling the stamp. The pen stroke barely ties the stamp. Receiving docketing indicates that the cover was from Ph St Geo Cocke. Excellent and unusual postal use. CSA Certificate 1999. Certificate states that cover is genuine after secession use from an undetermined location which entered the mails at Charlottesville and was then forwarded. That is possible, but appears to be more consistent with an Overpaid Drop Letter use. Very Fine. Ex-Engstler.

Eugene Davis (1822-1894), a lawyer from Charlottesville, entered service as Captain of Co K 2nd Va Cav in May 1861 and resigned in November 1861. He re-entered service as a private in Co D 6th Va Cav in August 1863. He was captured as a POW at Yellow Tavern (Va) 5/11/1864 and confined at Elmira NY until his Oath of Allegiance and release in February 1865.

Philip St. George Cocke (1809-1861), a Virginia planter who attended West Point, entered service as Colonel of the 19th Va Inf in April 1861 and was soon promoted Brig-Gen. The events of 1861 took a toll on Gen Cocke, and he committed suicide on 12/26/1861, the only Confederate General who committed suicide.
 $500.00
VA3017

 
CSA #13b Dark Green (margin just in at left) tied by the black small double circle Charlottesville, Va CDS 18 DEC 1864. Coarse brown paper cover with Military Address to W. H. Green, Esq, Headquarters ANV. Clean cover. Small reduction at right with a little edge and corner wear where opened. Ex-Engstler.  $350.00
VA3024

Turned Cover -- 1st Use (inside) CSA #11 (AD) (margin touches on the right) pen-cancel with no postal markings. Addressed to Miss Mina A. Steger, Waltons Mill, Cumberland Co., Va. 2nd Use (outside) CSA #13 (4-Margin) pen-cancel and manuscript "Cartersville (Va) Jan 30 / 65." Addressed to Miss Julia A Wood, Bremo Bluff, Fulvanna Co., Va. Cover flapped down from the left upper corner to display both stamps. Light staining. Small repair to the right lower corner. Excellent 1865 postal use. PF Certificate 1988. $500.00
VA3027

CSA #8 (margin just touches at left affixed upside down) tied by a partial strike of the Richmond, Va CDS 1 SEP (1864 by period receiving docketing). Drop Letter addressed locally to Hon R. C. L Moncure, Richmond, Va. Richard C. L. Moncure (1805-1882) was a Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia. Very light stain at the bottom left corner. Very clean cover. CSA Certificate 1997. $750.00
VA3028

CSA #5 (4-Margin with a little very minor edge gum toning) tied by a full strike of the BLUE Emory, Va CDS 31 JUL (1862). Small lady's type cover with a fancy embossed border. Addressed to Scott Co., Virginia. Very Fine. $800.00
VA3029

CSA #12 (KB) (margin touches at the bottom) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 6- with a JAN (1865) date. Adversity Cover made from a used Shipping Document from the Port of New York to Petersburg, Va. Displayed flapped down from the upper left corner. Addressed to Mrs. Jane P. Reece, Christiansburg, Montgomery County, Va. Very nice late use. $300.00
VA3030

CSA #11a (AD) Milky Blue (beautiful stamp with 4 large margins) tied by the BLUE Petersburg, Va CDS 2 JUN (1863). Folded Letter Complete (short business letter)written on part of an unused blue lined Ledger Sheet. Addressed to W. L. Owen Esqr, Black Walnut, Halifax Cty, Virginia. Very Fine. $250.00
VA3032

CSA #12 (AD) (margin close on the right with minor edge gum toning) tied by an excellent strike of the RED Petersburg, Va CDS with an AUG (1864) date during the Siege of Petersburg, Addressed to Mrs. Thos. F. Knox, Fredericksburg, Virginia. Very clean cover.

Thomas Fitzhugh Knox (1807-1890) was a prominent Fredericksburg merchant. He had 14 children with sons in the Confederate Army one of whom most likely sent this cover home to his mother. The Civil War letters of the Knox family of Fredericksburg have been published.
$150.00
VA3034

CSA #7 (2 singles arranged as a vertical pair with somewhat irregular margins and the right stamp showing a filled-in-frame on the left CC 7-R-v2) tied by the usual weak strike of the BLUE Petersburg, Va CDS (date not fully apparent). Coarse brown paper cover addressed to John H. Tyler Esqr Care Mitchell & Tyler, Richmond, Va. John Henry Tyler (1809-1883) was a prominent Richmond silversmith in partnership with Samuel Phillips Mitchell until 1866. Very clean cover. $100.00
VA3035

CSA #7 Horz Pair (margins tight at right and bottom) tied by a somewhat weak but recognizable strike of the GREEN Saltville, Va CDS (date not apparent). Yellow paper cover addressed to Mrs. L. V. Woodson, Pamplins Dpt, Va. Clean cover. Green postmarks are not commonly seen. $175.00
VA3038

CSA #7 Horz Pair (margin just in at the right) with the right stamp showing a small pen-cancel and the pair tied by the Richmond, Va dateless CDS Powell Type 3k. This is a very scarce Richmond postmark documented as being used in April 1863. Powell in his 1987 book on Confederate Richmond recorded only 8 covers with this Richmond dateless postmark. That was over 30 years ago, so probably a few more than that have now been discovered. Unknown if this cover is one of the original 8 recorded by Powell. Addressed to Miss Mollie E. Whitestone, Woodville, Williamson Co., Mississippi. Just a little very light water staining but still a very clean cover with a very scarce Richmond Confederate postmark. $250.00
VA3040

CSA #7 Horz Pair (margin just in at the upper right corner) tied by Grid Cancels and also tied by the Farmville, Va CDS (date not appraent in the CDS). Addressed to Messers Thos Branch & Son, Petersburg, Va. Folded Letter Complete dated at Farmville 14 APR 1863. Short business letter concerning the purchase of 80 shares of stock in the South Side Railroad. Very clean cover. $125.00
VA3042

CSA #11c (AD) Greenish-Blue (margin just touches at the right but with a left sheet margin) tied by a partial strike of the BLUE Lynchburg, Va CDS (date not apparent). Addressed to J. Fitzhugh Grayson, Office of the Treasury C.S., Richmond, Va. Adversity Cover made from a printed but unused Accounting Form. Very clean cover. $300.00
VA3043

CSA #1b Dark Green Stone 2 Position 7 (4-Margin) tied by the small single rim Gordonsville, Va CDS 6 MAY (1861). Coarse brown paper cover addressed to E. L. Parker, Kendalls Store, Stanly County NC. Cover with a little light staining. Ex-Powell. $150.00
VA3045

CSA #1 Horz Pair Stone 1 Positions 41-42 (91-92) (4-Margin with a large lower sheet margin) tied by the Tudor Hall, Va CDS 2 MAR 1862. Addressed to Mrs. E. C. Steele, North Port, Alabama. Very minor reduction at the right. Very clean cover with a very nice pair of stamps.

The cover was sent by Captain Abner Newton Steele (1826-1862) of Co G 11th Ala Inf home to his wife Eleanor Caroline Thomson Steele. Before the war, Capt Steele was a North Port merchant. He was killed at the Battle of Frazier's Farm 6/30/1862 which took part on the 6th day of the 7 Days Battles.
$350.00
VA3047

CSA #9 T-E-N (4-Margin with a little gum staining around the edges) tied by the BLUE Petersburg, Va CDS with a MAR (1864) date. Addressed to Rev William E. Judkins, Farmville, Va. Coarse brown paper Adversity Cover made from what appears to be a printed by unused lined business form. The cover has not been cut or folded for display. Another interesting feature of the cover is that the stamp has a light central vertical period pen stroke and appears to have been Pen-Canceled. This suggests that the stamp has been illegally reused because the pen cancel did not adequately cancel the stamp initially. The fact that the stamp had a light pen cancel and was apparently reused was missed by the Petersburg postmaster, and the cover allowed to go through with a reused stamp. Stamps that have been successfully reused on a cover are a Confederate rarity. Exceptionally clean cover. $1,250.00
VA3048

CSA #2b Paterson Dark Blue (4-Margin) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS 19 NOV 1862. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Jno N. Kirkland, Hillsboro NC. Very clean cover and a very nice stamp. $325.00
VA3050

CSA #2 H&L (4-Margin with a small pre-affixing diagonal corner crease at the upper right which does not detract) tied by the BLUE small double circle Portsmouth, Va CDS 26 JAN (1862), Orange paper cover addressed to Mrs. James S. Reid, Madison, Georgia. The cover was sent by Lt Col James Sidney Reid (1830-1896) of the 3rd Ga Inf home to his wife. He resigned 6/17/1862 with no further record. Small reduction at the left where opened not affecting anything. Otherwise a very clean cover.
$300.00
VA3053

CSA #4b Light Milky Blue Stone 3 Position 46 (margin just slightly irregular at the right) tied by the Staunton, Va CDS 26 JUN (1862). Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Mrs. V. J. Moore, Fancy Hill PO, Rockbridge Co., Va. Minor light speckled foxing but still a clean cover with a plated Stone 3 stamp. Unsigned note on the reverse by Van Dyk MacBride. $250.00
VA3054

CSA #4a Dark Blue Stone 2 (not plated) Horz Pair (4-Margin but close on the right and with a preaffixing edge tear at the right center) tied by the small single rim BLUE Dublin, Va CDS 18 JUL (1862). Light coarse brown paper cover addressed to Mrs. Carolina Buchanan, Rural Retreat, Wythe County, Virginia. Minor edge wear at the bottom right, otherwise a very clean cover.

The addressee, Caroline Buchanan (1836-1912), was the wife of Lt (later Captain) James Buchanan (1833-1916) of Co B 45th Va Inf. Capt Buchanan entered service 5/29/1861 and is the most likely sender of this cover home to his wife as the regiment was in southwestern Virginia during the summer of 1862. Records show that Capt Buchanan was court martialed 9/29/1863 but the reason is not given. He resigned 2/15/1864. The census shows that he was a merchant in Rural Retreat, Va.
$200.00
VA3055

CSA #4 Stone 2 (not plated) (margin irregular at the right) and CSA #6 (slight clip to the upper right corner) used in combination to make the 10c rate and tied together and to the cover by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 3a 2 JUL 1862 (one day after the rate change). Addressed to Jno W. Stovall Esqr, Townesville PO, Granville Co., N. Ca. Part of top back flap missing and an unobtrusive edge repair at top center to the left of the stamps. Clean appearing cover. Ex-Bogg.

John Walker Stovall (1814-1899) was a properous farmer and merchant in Granville County NC. He had three sons in the Confederate Army, Wilkins Stovall, John T. Stovall, Drury (Drewry) M. Stovall, one of whom most likely sent this cover home to his father.

Lt Wilkins Stovall (1836-1921) Co K 55th NC Inf survived Pickett's Charge but was captured as a POW at Falling Waters 7/14/1863 during the Gettysburg retreat. He was confined for a short time at Old Capitol Prison before transferring to Johnson's Island where he was confined until released in June 1865.

Pvt John T. Stovall (1844-1864) Co Co K 55th NC Inf was wounded at Pickett's Charge and captured as a POW and sent to the US Hospital at Chester, Pa. When he recovered, he was exchanged and rejoined his regiment and was Killed-in-Action at Spotsylvania CH, Va 5/14/1864. He was posthumously nominated for the Confederate Roll of Honor for his bravery in battle.

Pvt Drury M. Stovall (1848-1868) 1st NC Cav was captured as a POW at Amelia CH (Va) 4/3/1865 and confined at Point Lookout until released in June 1865.
$250.00
VA3056

CSA #6 (two singles arranged as a pair with one stamp partially overlapping the other) Pen-Canceled and matching manuscript "Talcott, Va July 30 (1862)." Obscure use from Charlotte County. The stamps are affixed over a manuscript "Paid 10cts." Military Address to Lieut R. L. Brown, Lynchburg, Va. This is a folded letter complete on blue lined notebook paper from the addressee's wife, M. B. Brown, datelined "Roanoke July 28th 1862." One page letter which contains only family news with no war references. Few internal fold separations with achival tape. Note on the back signed by Brian Green and is Ex-Kaufmann and Ex-Tickell. This cover also has the infamous green clown face handstamp on the back from a still as yet unidentified previous owner.

Talcott, Va (now known as Randolph, Va) is a listed CSA post office in Charlotte County. However, Talcott is not listed in the CSA catalog. "Roanoke" in the letter dateline does not refer to a town but refers instead to the Roanoke Plantation in Charlotte County. The Roanoke Plantation established in the 18th century by the prominent Virginia Randolph family is today a Virginia historical site open to the public.

The addressee was Robert Lawrence Brown (1820-1880) who was a school teacher, a farmer, merchant, and planter and for a time was the director of the Lynchburg Female Seminary. He relocated his family to Lynchburg in 1860. During the war, he served as a Lieutenant in the Lynchburg Provost Guard. The connection to the Randolph Roanoke Plantation is not known. His wife was from the prominent Cabell family, so there may have been a relationship through marriage as both the Cabell and Randolph families were large. One can speculate that the wife and children relocated to Charlotte County during the war because it was a much safer location than Lynchburg. 
$175.00
VA3057

Stampless cover with the Tudor Hall, Va CDS 6 SEP (1861) and handstamp PAID 10 Type C. Addressed to Mrs. Susie Allen, Antioch PO, Troup Co., Ga. Very Fine. Molesworth note on the back, Ex-Kaufmann, Ex-Tickell.

The cover was sent by Lieut Ujanirtus C. Allen (1840-1863) of Co F 21st Ga Inf home to his wife. Lieut Allen is listed as wounded at Cold Harbor (Va) 6/27/1862 and mortally wounded at Chancellorsville (Va) 5/2/1863 dying the next day. The wartime correspondence between Lieut Allen and his wife is extensive and has been published as a book Campaigning with Old Stonewall.
$200.00
VA3058

Stampless cover with the Tudor Hall, Va CDS 2 OCT (1861) and handstamp PAID 5 Type B. Addressed to Mrs. A. K. Simonton, Statesville, Iredell Co NC. Minor reduction at the left, otherwise Very Fine. Ex-Tickell.

The cover was sent by Captain (later Major) Absalom K. Simonton of Co A 4th NC Inf to his wife. Major Simonton is listed as Killed-in-Action at Seven Pines (Va) 5/31/1862 and is buried in Statesville. Very Fine.
$175.00
VA3059

CSA #1 Stone 1 (not plated) (margin a little close at the upper right and a small clip at the right lower corner) tied by the Tudor Hall, Va CDS 26 OCT 1861 (very early use of the Stone 1 stamp) with a second strike of the same CDS at the left lower cover. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Mrs. William King Care Col Aug Leftwich, Lynchburg, Virginia. Very minor light staining. Ex-Tickell.

The cover was sent by Private William King (d1885) of Co D 38th Va Battalion Heavy Artillery to his wife, Annie Leftwich the daughter of Col August Leftwich. The title of “Col” was honorary and not associated with the Confederate Army. William King was later promoted Lieut 2/8/1862. After the war, he formed the tobacco firm of Leftwich and King. 
$275.00
VA3062

CSA #7 Horz Pair (margin a little close on the left) tied by the BLUE Lynchburg, Va CDS 29 JAN (1863). Coarse brown paper cover with Military Address to Lieut John M. Payne, Irish Battn Care of Lieut Gen Jackson, Moss Neck near Guinia (Guiney's or Guinea) Station, Va. Guiney's was a station on the Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad in Caroline County. Very minor repair to the right upper corner, otherwise Very Fine.

John Meem Payne (1840-1934) was born in Lynchburg, Va and attended the University of Virginia 1858-1861. He entered service as 1st Lieut of Co C, Irish Battalion, 2nd Brigade, Jackson's Division in April 1861. At the time of this cover, he was serving as a Commissary Officer. He was promoted Captain in the CSA Ordnance Department and ordered to Richmond in February 1863 and was then assigned as an Ordnance Officer in Wilmington NC until paroled at Greensboro NC 4/26/1865. After the war, he lived as a farmer and lawyer in Amherst County, Va.

Any period item refering to Stonewall Jackson as Lieut General is scarce. Jackson was promoted Lieut General in October 1862. This cover is dated just a little over 3 months prior to his death on 5/10/1863 after being accidentally shot by his own men at Chancellorsville. Coincidentally, Jackson died at Guiney's Station (the address of this cover). The building in which he died has been preserved as a shrine administered and cared for by the National Park Service.
$450.00
VA3063

Stampless cover with the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 3a 3 MAY 1862 with handstamp soldiers DUE 10 Type Q. Imprinted cover "HEAD QUARTERS, 2nd Corps, Army of the Potomac, C.S.A." (CC WD-AD-05). The imprint is lightly lined through possibly indicating private use of the envelope and not official business. Addressed to Miss J. B. Barnsley Care G. Barnsley Esq, Kingston, Bartow Co., Georgia. Endorsed at top left "L. Barnsley Co A 8 Ga Vol." Very Fine.

The CSA Designation "Army of the Potomac" was short lived under the command of Gen Beauregard and then Gen Johnston. Its only major action was the Battle of First Manassas. The CSA Army of the Potomac was renamed the Army of Northern Virginia in early 1862. Gen Lee took command of the Army of Northern Virginia on 6/1/1862.

The sender of the cover was Lucien Barnsley (1840-1892) who enlisted as a private in Co A 8th Ga Inf 5/18/1861. He was still present for duty in November 1864, but no further record after that time. In 1867, he was one of thousands of ex-Confederate soldiers who emigrated to Brazil where he spent the rest of his life and is buried in Sao Paulo. The addressee was Pvt Barnsley's sister, Julia Bernard Barnsley (1836-1899) in care of their father Godfrey Barnsley Sr (1805-1873), a very wealthy businessman and cotton broker who lost much of his fortune during the war. His estate northwest of Atlanta near Adairsville, Georgia, was virtually destroyed by Sherman's army in 1864.
$550.00
VA3064

CSA #4 Stone 2 (not plated) (dry printing with small short transfers at the bottom corners and a few minor faults which do not detract and CSA #7 (somewhat irregular margin on the right) used in combination to make the 10c rate. Tied together and to the cover by a partial strike of the Richmond, Va CDS (dtae not apparent). Military Address to Mr. T. P. Maffett, Signal Corps, Quincy, Florida. Very clean cover.

Thomas P. Maffett entered service as a private in Co B 4th NC Inf  4/26/1861 and transferrred to the Signal Corps as a Sergt 10/29/1862 and was assigned to Quincy, Florida. He was captured as a POW near Jacksonville, Florida 9/8/1864 and confined at Point Lookout prison until exchanged 3/18/1865. He died in Atlanta in 1868. No further information.
$350.00
VA3068

Stampless Cover Soldiers Due 10 with a partial strike of the Farmville, Va CDS with a MAY date and also a partial strike of the arc Due 10 handstamp. Endorsed at upper right “Private R. J. Hadden Co E 7th Ga Regt.” Clean slightly green paper cover addressed to Mr. W. A. Hadden, Stone Mountain, Georgia. Small part of top back flap missing. Ex-Bogg.

Robert L. Hadden (1839-1894) enlisted as a private in Co E 7th Ga Inf 8/11/1861 and served throughout the war. The addressee, William A. Hadden (b1828), was the sender's brother. He is listed as having service in the 8th Ga State Guard Infantry, a short term unit from late 1863 to early 1864.
$225.00
A3069

CSA #2 H&L (4-Margin but a little close at the top) affixed on the reverse to seal the back flap and tied by the BLUE small double circle Portsmouth, Va CDS (date not fully apparent). Small but complete Lady's Cover with an embossed floral border around the edges. Addressed to Miss Eva McAfee, Cumming, Georgia. A little light water staining on the address side of the cover, and small reduction at the right where opened. Still a very presentable cover with a very nice stamp not damaged in opening. $350.00
VA3070

CSA #10 Frame Line showing full line at the bottom and almost half the line on the left. The upper left corner of the stamp has been somewhat torn away when the stamp was separated from the sheet prior to affixing. The stamp is tied by the BLUE dateless Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 6f. This particular Richmond postmark is known only on soldier's mail dated 19-29 May 1863 and possibly 1-3 June 1863 according to Peter Powell's book on Richmond Confederate postmarks. That information may now be somewhat different since the book was published in 1987, but this is still a postmark used for a very limited time. Addressed to Miss M. E. McAfee, Coal Mountain PO, Forsyth County, Geo. Notation at the left in the same hand as the address "The Post-Master will please forward to Mr. Baily's." By the use of the postmark, cover most likely sent by a soldier relative or boyfriend of the addressee. Exceptionally clean cover with the stamp fault not particularly distracting. Signed "Dietz" on the reverse. $1,250.00
VA3071

CSA #2 Paterson Vert Pair (4-Margin with two small unobtrusive pre-affixing sealed edge tears at the upper right corner of the top stamp) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 3e 23 DEC 1862. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Miss Mary V. Ward Care Rev Wm Ward, Warsaw, Richmond Co., Virginia. Small reduction at the right where opened. Very Fine Appearance. Ex-Everett. Pairs of the CSA #2 Paterson stamp paying the double weight rate are not often seen. $550.00
VA3074

CSA #11 (KB) (4-Margin) tied by the BLACK Petersburg, Va CDS 10 FEB (1865). Coarse brown paper cover from the Wise Correspondence addressed to Mrs. Mary E. Wise Care of Dr. A. W. Garnett, Grace St, Richmond, Va. Excellent late cover from the Siege of Petersburg.

Mary E. Wise (1817-1901) was the wife of CSA Brig-Gen Henry A. Wise (1806-1876) who fought at Petersburg and Saylor's Creek. Gen Wise was a pre-war governor of Virginia 1856-1860. The cover is addressed in the General's hand to his wife.
$225.00
VA3075

CSA #12 (KB) (margin a little irregular at the right) tied by the BLACK Petersburg, Va CDS 28 MAR (1865). Very late use from the Siege of Petersburg just six days before the fall of the city. Light coarse brown paper cover addressed to Miss Lizzie Leftwich Care of Mr. A. H. Rutherford, Amelia CH, Virginia. Very clean cover. Signed by Brian Green. $200.00
VA3076

Stampless Soldiers Due cover with a full strike of the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 3f with DUE 10 handstamp Type Q 26 AUG 1862. Illustrated Overall Advertising Cover "P. Cantwell Dealer in Choice Family Groceries, Provisionals, Wines, Liquors, &c &c." from Columbia SC. Illustrations of food and liquor bottles. Imprint of a New York City printer. This design is not listed in the current CSA catalog. Endorsed at left "From Lt W. T. Field, Co C 4th Regt SCV." (Unit also known as the 13th Battalion SC Inf). Addressed to Mrs. W. T. Field, Arnold's Mill, So. Ca. with routing instruction "via G C H S C." (Greenville Court House). Unusual to have a South Carolina overall advertising cover used in Richmond. Perhaps the soldier brought some with him to use for letters home as there are a few advertising covers with the same design known from the same correspondence. Minor edge wear but an overall very clean appearance.

Dr William Thomas Field (1836-1904) served throughout the war. After the war, he was elected to the state legislature and was a member of the South Carolina Constitutional Convention in 1896.
$800.00
VA3077

CSA #7 Vert Pair affixed sideways (4-Margin but close at the right). The stamps show the filled-in frame variety at the right (Type CC 7-R-v2). The stamps are Pen-Canceled. The manuscript "Mattoax (Va) Aug 15" postal marking at the left barely ties the stamps. Richmond Female Institute illustrated College Cover from the well-known and well-documented Winston Correspondence addressed to Chas H. Winston Esqr, Box 219, Charleston SC. The Winston Correspondence is the source of these college covers as he was the president of the college. The school was closed at the beginning of the war and the buildings used as General Hospital #4 for Confederate officers. The Winstons continued to use these covers for their personal correspondence. Charles Winston, a chemist, used his skills to help provide munitions for the CSA government. Clean cover. $375.00
VA3078

CSA #12 (KB) (4-Margin) Pen-Canceled with the manuscript postal markings at the upper left "Clover Depot, Va March 8 (1865)." Clover Depot is a listed CSA post office in Halifax County and was a station on the Richmond and Danville Railroad. Late use one month before the surrender. Addressed to Mrs. Elizabeth L. Lipe, Colemans Turnout, Rowan County NC. Coleman's Turnout is a listed CSA post office and was a station on the North Carolina Railroad. Excellent postal use between two railroad stations very late in the war. Very Fine. $200.00
VA3079

CSA #11 (AD) (margin close on the left) Pen-Canceled with the RED Curdsville, Va CDS at the left 27 JUL. Curdsville is a listed CSA post office in Buckingham County and is listed as a red postmark in the CSA catalog but is only rarely encountered. Addressed to Miss Sue M. Capehart, Gaston NC. Minor edge wear and a back flap opening tear, otherwise Very Fine. $200.00
VA3082

Stampless cover with the BLUE Petersburg, Va CDS  and handstamp PAID 5 Type C 26 JUN (1861). Addressed to the Williamsburg Lunatic Asylum (Virginia). Period receiving docketing at bottom center dates the cover to 1861. Part of top back flap missing and a little edge wear at top center, otherwise a Very Fine. appearance. $150.00


What follows are a group of 20 Virginia covers with manuscript postal markings. These are from very obscure Confederate post offices which were too small to have a regular postmarking device and which are rarely if ever seen. Some no longer exist today. Others exist today only as unincorporated areas. Each cover is also identified by the county in which the post office was located as these covers would certainly be of interest to the regional Virginia collector.
VA3084

CSA #12 (AD) (4-Margin) Pen-Canceled and the "Bonsox (Bonsacks in Roanoke County), Va Sept 27 '64" postal marking to the left. Addressed to Mr. Wm W. Harris, Fabers Mill, Nelson Co., Va. Railroad routing manuscript at lower left "O & A RR" (Orange & Alexandria Railroad). Very clean cover. $125.00
VA3085

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin) Pen-Canceled and the "Boykins (Southampton County), Va Febry 3" manuscript postal markings to the right. Addressed to Miss Mollie F. Williams, Newsoms Depot, Southampton Co., Va. Very Fine. $125.00
VA3086

CSA #11 (AD) (edge clip at lower right) Pen-Canceled and the "Bentivoglio (Albemarle County), Va Jan 21 (1864)" to the left. Period receiving docketing at the left dates the cover to 1864. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Hon William A. Graham, Hillsboro, N. Carolina.

William Alexander Graham (1804-1875) was a very prominent NC politician and held many offices including United States Senator from NC 1840-1843, Governor of NC 1845-1849, Secretary of the Navy 1849-1852, candidate for vice-president as Winfield Scott's running mate in the election of 1852 (they lost), and a senator from NC 1864-1865 in the Second Confederate Congress. Several navy ships were named after him as was Graham County NC and the town of Graham NC. He had several sons who served in NC units during the war. Cover most likely sent by one of his sons in the ANV home to his father.
$150.00
VA3088

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin) Pen-Canceled and the manuscript postal marking"Roseland Va (Nelson County) 17th Nov 1863" at the left upper corner.  Light coarse paper cover addressed to Miss Annie Whitehead, Lovingston, Nelson County (Va). Very Fine. $125.00
VA3089

CSA #11 (AD) (margin a little irregular on the right) Pen-Canceled and the manuscript "South Boston (Halifax County) (Va) July 28" to the left. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Mr. W. J. Hogan, Chapell Hill NC. The addressee, William Johnston Hogan (1810-1883), is listed on the 1860 Federal Census as a fairly wealthy farmer in Orange County NC. Cover was missent to Chapel Hill Va with manuscript postal marking at left "Chapel Hill Va July 31 Missent" applied and then the cover sent on to the correct destination. No additional postage was charged for a missent cover. Minor period ink stain at upper left, otherwise Very Fine. $175.00
VA3091

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin) Pen-Canceled and the manuscript postal marking "Scottsburg(h) (Halifax County) Va Apl 18" to the left. Addressed to Revd J. H. Latane, Staunton, Virginia. The addressee was the rector of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Staunton. Very Fine. $125.00
VA3092

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin) Pen-Canceled and the manuscript postal marking "Mt Laurel (Halifax County) Va 7th June" at the top left corner. Addressed to Mr. Jno M. Miller, Cashier Ex(change) Bank, Lynchburg, Va.  Very Fine. $125.00
VA3096

CSA #12 (AD) (4-Margin affixed upside down) and the manuscript postal marking "Hallsboro (Chesterfield County) Va Feb 10th 1865" at the left upper corner. Military Address to Adgt R. G. Cross, 44th & 25 Tenn Regt, Johnsons Old Brig, Heths Div, Hills Corps, Petersburg, Va. Small but complete commercially made lady's type cover with embossed flowers on the back flap. Late postal use into the Siege of Petersburg. Minor back flap sealed opening tear, otherwise Very Fine.

1st Lieut Robert G. Cross (1833-1906) was the regimental adjutant for the 44th Ten Inf consolidated with the 55th Ten Inf from Shiloh through the Siege of Petersburg to the surrender. The 44th Ten Inf further consolidated with the 25th Ten Inf in October 1863. He is listed as wounded at Petersburg but no details given. After the war, he lived in various places in Tennessee. He was born in England but is buried in the Chattanooga Confederate Cemetery.
$150.00
VA3099

CSA #12c (AD) Greenish-Blue (margins tight) Pen-Canceled and the manuscript postal marking "Gogginsville (Franklin County) (Va) Nov 24" at the lower left corner. Addressed to Miss Susan A Norman, Stewardsville PO, Bedford Co, Va. Clean cover with a small reduction at the right where opened just into the address. $75.00
VA3100

CSA #11c (AD) Greenish-Blue (margin close at the bottom but with a left sheet margin) Pen-Canceled and the manuscript postal marking "Poplar Mt (Mount) (Greenville County) Nov 14" at the top left corner. Addressed to Miss Rosa G. C. Burnett Care of Jno R. Rolfe Esqr, Dinwiddie CH, Virginia. Some minor edge wear and part of top back flap missing. $75.00
VA3101

CSA #12 (KB) (4-Margin but close at the left) Pen-canceled and the manuscript postal marking "Newsoms Depot (Southampton County) Va March 9 (1865)" at the top center. Newsom's Depot was a station on the Seaboard and Roanoke Railroad  Addressed to Miss Addie A. Worth Care of Hon Jona (Jonathon) Worth, Raleigh NC. Small commercially made lady's type cover with embossed flowers on the back flap.

Jonathan Worth (1802-1869) was a prominent North Carolina polittician and served in the state legislature and state senate before the war. Although opposed to secession, he remained loyal to North Carolina and served as the State Treasurer during the war and then as Governor of North Carolina 1865-1869 during the early years of reconstruction.
$150.00
VA3102

CSA #11 (AD) Chilled Plate Variety (Type 11-AD-v6) (4-Margin with a lower sheet margin) Pen-Canceled and manuscript postal marking "Crichtons Store (Brunswick County) (Va) (undated)" at top center. Crichtons Store operated as a post office 1814-1866. Blue paper cover addressed to Mrs. Sallie A. Slater Attention of Mr. Weldon Gordon, Richmond, Va. Part of top back flap missing, otherwise a very clean cover. $125.00
VA3103

CSA #12c (AD) Greenish-Blue (4-Margin with a right sheet margin) Pen-Canceled with one pen stroke tying the stamp to the cover and manuscript postal marking "Cabin Point (Surrey County) Va April 9" at top center. Addressed to Mrs. W. H. Harman Care Col W. H. Harman, Staunton, Augusta Co., Virginia. Cover appears to have been used for period penmanship practice both front and back.

William Henry Harman (1828-1865), a Mexican War veteran, was a Saunton lawyer as well as a Brig-Gen in the Virginia State Militia before the war. He also served as the Commonwealth Attorney for Augusta County 1851-1861. At the beginning of the war, he was Lt Col and then Col of the 5th Va Inf but was dropped during the army reorganization of May 1862. He then served as a Volunteer ADC to CSA Gen Edward Johnson and then as Colonel commanding the Valley Reserves. He was killed in action at the Battle of Waynesboro 3/2/1865 while commanding Virginia Militia reservists and is buried at the Thornrose Cemetery in Staunton.
$100.00


VA3106

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin) Pen-Canceled and the BLUE Fancy Hill, VA CDS in the left upper corner 3 FEB. Address a little faded but still legible to Thomas C. Watson Jr, Pittsylvania Ct House, Virginia. The Watson family owned a large plantation in Pittsylvania County. Very clean cover.
$125.00
VA3107

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by a partial strike of the Richmond, Va CDS 24 JAN. Coarse borwn paper cover obviously homemade with a bit of an odd shape. Small but complete cover addressed to Mrs. Mary H. Tabb, Mathews C(ourt) H(ouse), Mathews County, Va. Very clean cover. Mathews County is located in the Hampton Roads area on the middle peninsula north of Norfolk. Not much Confederate mail is known either into or out of Mathews County because of its location and proximity to the Union Army. Very clean cover. $100.00
VA3108

CSA #12c (AD) Greenish-Blue (margin close at the right) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 6i 28 JAN (1864). Orange paper cover addressed to Mrs. T. W. McCance, Richmond, Va Overpaid Drop Letter. Very Fine. Ex-Bogg.

Thomas Williamson McCance (1817-1889) is listed as a Richmond merchant with real estate value of $160,000 and a personal estate of $120,000. He was extremely wealthy as that was a huge amount of money in 1860 (about $9,000,000 total in today's dollars).
$175.00
VA3109

CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by the BLUE New London, Va balloon CDS 12 NOV (1863). Light coarse brown paper cover with lengthy Military Address to "Mr. Bluford Creasy to the care of Capt O W Spriggs Co D 42 Reg Va Vol 2 Brigade first division major g Johnson commanding, Culpeper Court House, Virginia." Clean Cover.

Bluford (Buford) Creasy enlisted as a private in Co D 42nd Va Inf 5/31/1861. He was hospitalized twice in 1861 for disease and is listed as AWOL 11/15/1861 at Huntersville, Va. He was arrested and returned to his unit 2/12/1862 and detailed as a teamster. He was wounded at Fisher's Hill (Va) 9/22/1864 losing his right eye. Listed as absent 10/31/1864 with no further record.

Oscar W. Spriggs enlisted as a private in Co D 42nd Va Inf 5/31/1861. He was soon promoted 1st Sergt and then commissioned Lieut in December 1861 and promoted Capt in December 1862. He is listed as captured as a POW at Spotsylvania Court House (Va) and confined at Fort Delaware until his Oath of Allegiance and release 6/16/1865.
$150.00
VA3110

CSA #11 (AD) (margins tight) tight by an excellent strike of the RED-BROWN Lynchburg, Va CDS 25 JAN (most likely 1864). Small commercially made lady's type cover with embossed flowers on the back flap addressed to Mrs. Joseph Hiden Care of Joseph Hiden Esqr, Orange C(ourt) H(ouse), Va. Very Fine. Ex-Bogg.

Joseph Hiden (1803-1869) is listed on the Census of 1860 as quite a wealthy farmer in Orange County, Va. That generally means that he was a plantation owner.
$150.00
VA3112

CSA #12 (AD) (margins just in at bottom and left) tied b y the small single rim Nelsons Station, Va CDS 27 AUG. Small but complete commercially made lady's type cover with embossed flowers on the back flap. Cover is from the well-known and documented Rives Correspondence addressed to Mrs. Alfred L. Rives Care of Col Alfred L. Rives, Richmond, Va. Some back flap opening tears, otherwise a very clean appearing cover.

Alfred Landon Rives (1830-1903) was promoted Lt Col May 1863 and Col March 1864. He served in Richmond mainly as the second ranking officer in the Engineer Bureau.
$100.00
VA3113

CSA #12c (AD) Greenish-Blue (margin touches at the left) tied by the Scottsville, Va CDS 2 DEC. Full Military Address to Mr. Skipwith Wilmer, Signal Corps, Johnson's Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army Northern Va, Richmond (Va). Part of top back flap missing, otherwise a very clean cover.

Skipwith Wilmer (1843-1901) served in the Confederate Army in the CS Signal Corps first as a Sergeant until commissioned 2nd Lieut 2/19/1864. After the war, he practiced law in Baltimore. His father, Rev Dr. Wilmer, was the Protestant Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese of Louisiana.
$150.00
VA3115

CSA #1 Stone 2 (not plated) (4-Margin with a little gum toning) tied by the samll single rim Gordonsville VA CDS 13 MAY (1862). Small but complete commercially made cover addressed to the Mr. Andrew Hoke, Newton NC. Minor reduction at the left where opened. Very clean cover.

According to the Census of 1860, Andrew Hoke of Cawtaba County NC had a son, Julius Benton Hoke (1844-1933), serving as a private in Co A 12th NC Inf (an ANV unit). Pvt Hoke served the entire war with his unit from his enlistment on 4/27/1861 (prior to NC secession) through to the Appomattox surrrender 4/9/1865. Pvt Hoke was most likely the sender of this cover home to his father.
$150.00
VA3117

CSA #4 Stone 2 Position 43 (4-Margin with some edge gum toning and a pre-affixing crease at the lower left) tied by the BLUE Danville, Va CDS 26 JUN  (1862). Addressed to Mrs. Mary D. Corbin, Amherst Ct H., Virginia. $125.00
VA3119

CSA #7 Vert Pair (margin tight on the left with a filled in frame at the bottom left corner of the bottom stamp) affixed on the reverse to seal the back flap and tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 4a 5 FEB 1863. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Mr. William Phaup, Skinquarter, Chesterfield Co., Virginia. Minor reduction at right where opened. Very clean cover.

William Phaup is listed as a 45 year old farmer in Chesterfield County on the Census of 1860. Skinquarter, Virginia, still exists today as a small unincorporated town in Chesterfield County.
$75.00
VA3125
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CSA #7 Horz Pair (margins a little irregular and with a partially filled-in frame at the right) pen-canceled and the manuscript postal marking "Pig River Va (Franklin County) Mar 29th" at the left. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Mrs. Martha S. (cannot decipher the last name with accuracy), Childress Store, Montgomery Co., Va. Minor light foxing, otherwise Very Fine.

Pig River in Franklin County, Virginia, was certainly a very obscure location and does not appear on any official list of post offices published in 1862 and 1863. Yet there was obviously a functioning post office at that location as this cover proves. It would not surprise me if this were the only cover remaining from that post office, but I cannot guarantee that. It is certainly the only one that I have ever seen.
$150.00
VA3126

CSA #7 Horz Pair (4-Margin) with a horizontal crease across the top where the stamps were initially folded over the edge of the top back flap) tied by a weak strike of the BLUE Glade Springs Depot, Va CDS (date not apparent). Very small but complete cover addressed to Mrs. Mary C. Hoge, Whitlocke PO, Halifax Co., Va. Routing instruction at lower left "via Lynchburg and Burkeville R & D R R (Richmond and Danville Railroad)." Back flap opening tear. Very clean cover.

Glade Springs Depot was a station on the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad in Washington County. According to the routing instruction, the cover traveled from Glade Spring Depot on the Virginia and Tenessee RR, then to Burkeville on the Southside RR, and on to its destination in Halifax County on the Richmond and Danville RR.
$125.00
VA3127

CSA #7 Horz Pair affixed on the reverse to seal the back flap (4-Margin with parts of the adjacent stamps above visible and a small part of the right lower corner of the right stamp damaged in opening and resealed from the back to a very acceptable appearance) pen-canceled. The manuscript postal marking in blue ink is on the face of the cover at the upper left corner "Brandon Church December 10." Obscure postal use from Prince George County. The manuscript is a bit faded but still legible. Period notation at the upper right made by the sender "Paid ten cents if you don't believe it look on the other side" to let the postmaster know the stamps are on the reverse. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Miss Mollie L. Campbell, Louisa CH, Virginia. Very clean cover. $100.00
VA3129


Turned Cover -
First Use: Pre-war USA #25 pen-canceled and the manuscript postal marking at the left upper corner "Waverly Station Va Feby 5th 1859." Addressed to John N. Bain Esqr, Wakefield Station, Va. Both Waverly Station and Wakefield Station in Sussex County were pre-war stops on the Norfolk and Petersburg Railroad. Most of this railroad was captured and used by the Union at various times during the war.

Second Use: CSA #7 Horz Pair (margins just in at top center and at the right lower corner) pen-canceled and the postal marking to the left which ties the stamps "Wakefield Va Mar 25th." Addressed to Mr Henry B. Coker, Edwards Depot, Miss. Edwards Depot in Hind County, Mississippi, was a stop on the Alabama and Vicksburg Railroad.

Coarse brown paper cover which is complete and very clean. It has not been cut for display but has instead been completely unfolded. Minor fold reinforcements with archival tape. Notation on the reverse signed by Brian Green but he misidentifies the the USA stamp as a #26. The stamp is the Type I USA #25.
$250.00
VA3131

CSA #7 Horz Pair (margins irregular) pen-canceled and the manuscript postal markling "B(lacks) & Whites (Va) Jun 30 (1863)" at the left. Folded Letter Complete written on blue lined letter paper addressed to Dr. W. H. Perry, Jeffress Store, Notoway (County) (Va). The handwriting of the letter is very difficult to read but appears to deal with a church minister and suggesting that his ability to preach be invalidated. Vertical file fold affecting the left stamp. Very clean appearance. $100.00
VA3133

CSA #7 Horz Pair (4-Margin with minor edeg faults) tied by a partial strike of the Guineys, Va CDS with a MAR date. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Alfred Tomson Esq, Orange Co House, Virginia. Period receiving docketing at the left indicates that the letter (no longer present) was from one Capt Powell Allen concerning tobacco. $100.00
VA3134

CSA #7 Horz Pair affixed on the reverse to seal the back flap (some damage to the stamps) tied by a partial strike of the Floyd C H, Va CDS with a second strike of the same CDS on the face of the cover dated 16 FEB (1864). Military Address to Dr. T. Henry Howard, 14th Regt Va Inf, Barton's Brigade, Picketts Division, Kinston NC. Turned Cover with an inside use handcarried outside the postal system with the same military address. Clean cover.

Thomas Henry Howard (1834-1910) was commissioned Asst Surgeon of the 14th Va Inf  12/15/1863 and transferred to the 30th Va Inf 5 /24/1864. After the war, he lived in Floyd County, Virginia.
$150.00 
VA3136

CSA #7 Horz Pair (4-Margin with just a little minor edge damage to the stamps at the top) pen-canceled and barely tied by a pen stroke and the manuscript postal marking "Christiansville (Mecklenburgh County) Va May 12, 1863" at the the upper left. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Miss (cannot decpher the first name with certainty), Macfarland's PO, Lunenburg Cty, Va. Very clean cover. $75.00 
VA3138

CSA #4 Over Inked Dark Blue Stone 2 Position 37 (4-Margin) tied by a full strike of the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 3b (broken "N" of "JUN") 12 JUN 1862. Dark brown coarse paper cover addressed to Dr. John A. Barksdale, Laurens C(ourt) H(ouse), So. Ca. Very clean cover and a beautiful stamp. $225.00
VA3139

CSA #7 Horz Pair (large clip at the bottom left of the left stamp) pen-canceled and the manuscript postal marking at the left "Greenway Va Apr 29 1863." Addressed to Dr. I. L. Twyman, Buckingham C(ourt) H(ouse), Virginia. The cover is obviously period, and the addressee was a real varifiable person. But the problem is that there is no town in Virginia named "Greenway" that had a listed post office during the Civil War. "Greenway" does not appear on any list of CSA or Union Virginia post offices in 1862. A collector has informed me that Greenway, Virginia, is listed in the VPHS catalog (Virginia Postal History Society) as having a manuscript postal marking. This cover is the listing cover for the VPHS manuscript used in April 1863. There is also a second different manuscript listed for Greenway in August 1864. The VPHS identifies Greenway as being located in Nelson County. So there must have been a functioning CSA post office named "Greenway" at that location in Nelson County even though it appears on no official lists of post offices. Greenway in Nelson County, Virginia, is identified today as only a small unincorporated area. Cover is complete with just a little light foxing.$150.00
VA3140

CSA #7 Pair (4-Margin) barely tied at the top by the small single rim Whitlock, Va CDS (very scarce Virginia postmark from Halifax County) 26 DEC. Somewhat faded but legible Military Address to Lieut A. Whitlock Hoge, Ringgold Battery, Ransom's Division, Dublin Depot, Va, V T RR (Virginia & Tennessee Railroad).  Instruction at lower left "PM at Dublin please forward." Edge wear, a little light soiling, and top back flap missing. But a rarely seen Virginia postmark. Ex- Scott Gallagher.

Achilles Whitlock Hoge (1846-1864) enlisted as a private in Co G 20th Va Inf  5/26/1861 at the age of 14. He was discharged 9/19/1861. He entered service again 2/15/1862 as a Lieutenant in Co B 13th Va Battalion Light Artillery (Ringgold's Battery). He was killed in action at Cloyd's Mountain (Va) 5/9/1864. His older brother Private Moses Hoge (1833-1864) in the same unit was killed in the same action.
$200.00
VA3141

CSA #7 two singles (margins tight) tied together and to the cover by an escellent strike of the VIOLET Lynchburg, Va CDS 17 JUN (1863). Addressed to John A. Langhorne, Shawsville, Montgomery County, Va. Very clean cover.

The addressee, John Archer Langhorne, was the father of Pvt Jacob Kent Langhorne (1845-1863) of Co B 2nd Va Cav. Private Langhorne attended VMI 1862-1863 but dropped out of school to enlist in February 1863. He is listed as mortally wounded at Brandy Station, Va 6/9/1863 (his first and only engagement and the largest cavalry battle of the war) and died a few days later. He is buried at the Crocker-Kent Cemetery near Shawsville, Va. Cover was sent some days after his death, so Pvt Langhorne could not have sent the cover. But perhaps the cover contained a letter from a friend informing the father of his son's death. Not possible to know for sure since there is no enclosure.
$200.00
VA3143

CSA #11 (AD) Light Blue (4-Margin) tied by a partial strike of the small double circle BLUE Charlottesville, Va CDS (date not fully apparent). Small lady's type cover addressed to Miss M. L. Harris, Cartersville, Cumberland, Va. Very clean cover with a missing top back flap.$75.00
VA3144

CSA #11 (AD) (stamp is 4-Margin with a little edge gum toning and a spectacular Short Transfer where the right side of the stamp is only partially printed) tied by the small double circle BLACK Charlottesville, Va CDS 20 Jun 1864. Blue paper commercially made cover with embossed flowers on the back flap addressed to Mrs. W. S. Martin, Linksville, Rockingham Co, N. Carolina. Very Fine.

The cover was sent by William Sydnor Martin (1833-1908) home to his wife. On the Federal Census of 1860, he is listed as a Medical Student living in Leaksville NC with his wife. He was serving in the ranks as a Quartermaster Sergeant for the 45th NC Inf at the time of this cover.
$225.00
VA3145

CSA #7 Horz Pair (margins tight at the top and lower right and slight soiling) pen-canceled and the manuscript postal marking "San Marino (Va) Dec 26 / 64" at the left. San Marino was an obscure CSA listed post office in Dinwiddie County, Virginia, but does not appear to exist today. Addressed to Miss Rosa G. C. Burnette, Wilson, N. Carolina with instruction "Forward quickly." Cover most likely sent by a North Carolina soldier home to a girl friend or relative. Very clean cover with small part of lower back flap missing.$125.00
VA3146

CSA #7 two overlapping singles (margins irregular) pen-canceled and the postal manuscript "Rep(ublican) Grove (Va) Feby 9 / 64" at the left. Addressed to Miss R. E. W. Carndale, Providence PO, Halifax Co., Va. Republican Grove is a very obscure listed CSA post office in Halifax County. Republican Grove still exists today but is defined only as a "Populated Area" and no longer has its own post office. This cover is reportedly the listing cover for Republican Grove that appears in the VPHS (Virginia Postal History Society) catalog. Republican Grove is not listed in the CSA catalog. The cover shows wear and some soiling but is still quite presentable. This cover may very possibly be one of the very few if not the only remaining cover from this obscure post office.

This is also a Turned Cover with an inside use (stamp missing) with the Richmond, Va CDS 10 NOV 1862 addressed to Miss Mary J. Chasm, Mount Airy, Pittsylvania Co., Va.
$150.00
VA3147

CSA #1 Stone 1 Position 3 (4-Margin) tied by the RED Smithfield, Va CDS with an APR 1862 date. From the Hamilton Correspondence addressed to Mrs. D. H. Hamilton Jr, Hillsboro NC. The cover was sent by Major D. H. Hamilton Jr of the 3rd NC Inf home to his wife. Back flap opening tears and a small sealed edge tear at top center. 

Daniel Heyward Hamilton Jr (1838-1908), a graduate of The Citadel, was originally from Charleston SC. When the war began, he was an instructor at the Hillsboro NC Military Academy. On 5/26/1861, he was commissioned Major in the 3rd NC Volunteers. From May 1861 until April 1862, the regiment was assigned to the Department of Norfolk and remained in the Norfolk, Va area. Major Hamilton was discharged from the service on 4/26/1862 during the army reorganization when he was defeated for re-election in the regiment. He later served for a time in the 1st SC Infantry, a regiment commanded by his father Col D. H. Hamilton Sr. Major Hamilton was wounded at Boteler's Ford 9/20/1862 which ended his field service. At the end of the war, he was serving as Provost Marshall at Columbia SC. After the war, he made his home in Hillsboro NC. The 3rd NC Volunteers was redesignated as the 13th NC Infantry on 14 NOV 1861 and saw distinguished service for the remainder of the war as part of the ANV. 
$225.00
VA3149

CSA #1 (two singles) (both stamps are 4-Margin and are affixed upside down with respect to each other) (both stamps are the same Light Green color and come from the same sheet. The left stamp is Stone 1 Position 45. The right stamp is Stone 1 but not able to plate it to a position. The stamps are pen-cancelled, and the matching manuscript "Ruther Glen Va Aug 30" is at the left. Addressed to Robert W. Adams, Richmond City, Va. Very Fine.$250.00
VA3152

Stampless Paid cover with the large single rim Norfolk, Va CDS  with Handstamp PAID 10 Type F all in BLUE 23 SEP 1861. Addressed to J. Y. Godit, Demopolis, Ala. Very Fine.$200.00
VA3153

Stampless Paid cover with the small double circle Norfolk, Va CDS with handstamp PAID 5 Type D all in BLUE 26 AUG 1861. Addressed to S. Barton, Bartonsville NC. Orange paper cover with a top back flap opening tear, otherwise Very Fine.$175.00
VA3154

CSA #6 Horz Pair (just touches along the top and the stamps are affixed upside down) tied by the BLACK Lynchburg, Va CDS 18 MAY. Semi-OfficialI imprinted cover "Confederate States of America, War Department, Nitre and Mining Bureau, Official Business" (CC Catalog Type WD-NM-06). Addressed to W. F. James Esq, Youngs Store PO, Franklin Cy (Va). Minor foxing, otherwise Very Fine.$500.00
VA3156

CSA #12 (AD) (margin touching at left) tied by the BLACK Petersburg, Va CDS 10 JAN (1865) with a second partial strike of the same CDS at the lower right. Addressed to Miss Laura M. Phelps, Mount Athos, Campbell County, Virginia. Very interesting Adversity Cover made from a printed but unused US Army fancy illustrated printed Discharge Form displayed flapped down from the top. Few internal folds reinforced with archival tape, but otherwise Very Fine.$500.00
VA3157

Stampless Soldiers Due cover with the Petersburg, Va CDS and handstamp (Due) 10 Type K all in BLUE 24 MAY (1864). Also a manuscript "Due 10" at the right upper corner. Addressed to Mrs. S. L. Barry, Yorkville SC. Endorsed at left "from Private W. R. Barry Co c 27 Regt SCV (South Carolina Volunteers)." Adversity use of a printed pre-addressed  cover to Mrs. James P. Garrett, Ballston Spa, Saratoga Co., N.Y. which has been lined through. It is apparent that Private Barry obtained the unused cover somehow from a Union soldier and used it to write a letter home to his wife. Very Fine Ex- Kaufmann.

William Randolph Barry (1827-1864) enlisted in 1862 as a private in the 1st SC Inf Battalion (consolidated into the 27th SC Inf 9/30/1863). He was killed during the Siege of Petersburg at the Jerusalem Plank Road 6/24/1864 about a month after sending this letter home to his wife. His war time letters to his wife are housed at the SC Historiical Society. More information about Pvt Barry and his unit is included with the cover.

Assuming that the pre-printed address is to the wife of a Union soldier, the only Union soldier listed from New York named James Garrett that would possibly fit the pre-printed address was Pvt James Garrett (age 31 at the time of enlistment 12/26/1863) of Co B 89th New York Infantry. The 89th NY Inf was in the same area as the 27th SC Inf at the time of this cover. Pvt Garrett was wounded at some point (date and location not given) and died of his wounds 6/14/1864.
$350.00
VA3158

Official imprinted cover "Confederate States of America, Post Office Department Official Business, Chief of the Appointment Bureau" Type APP-06 but unsigned. Cover was handcarried outside the postal system addressed locally to Hon G. W. Munford, Sec(retary) of Commonwealth. A little period ink smearing in the address, otherwise a clean cover. Ex-Billy Matz.$150.00
VA3159

Stampless Paid cover with the Mount Jackson VA CDS and handstamp PAID 5 Type A 9 SEPT 1861. The rate "5" is struck twice for an unknown reason as the cover does not appear to be overweight, and the distance is well under 500 miles. This is a folded letter complete (short business letter about a debt) but could have contained another page which would account for the extra weight and could be a reason for the double strike of the rate mark. Addressed to A. R. Blakey Esqr, Madison CH, Virginia. Very Fine.$150.00
VA3161

Stampless Paid cover with a full strike of the Mt Sidney VA CDS with handstamp PAID 5 Type B 24 OCT (1861). Addressed to Mis(s) Mary F. Hilbert, Dayton, Rockingham Co., Va. Very clean cover.$100.00
VA3162


Two Covers -- Same Correspondence (Lieut Albert Davidson, Virginia Letcher Light Artillery)

First Cover -- Stampless cover with a partial strike of the small single rim Guineys, Va CDS (date not apparent). The small Guineys postmark is not often seen and was used only in 1862. No PAID or DUE mark which is cataloged as Type Pk in the new CSA Catalog. Light pencil manuscript right upper corner "April 1862" which appears to be period receiving docketing which dates the cover. Presumably sent as a "Due" as there is a military endorsement at the upper left "A. Davidson Letcher L(ight) Artillery." Addressed to Mrs. J. D. Davidson, Lexington, Va. Very clean coarse brown paper cover.

Second Cover -- Stampless Paid cover with the small single rim Dublin, Va CDS and handstamp PAID (no rate) Type A 22 MAR (1863). Addressed to Miss Mary Davidson Care of J. D. Davidson Esq, Lexington, Va with routing instruction at lower left "via Bonsacks." Light pencil manuscript at the bottom right "Mar 22, 1863" which appears to be period receiving docketing which dates the cover. Minor reduction on the right, otherwise Very Fine. Prior collector's handstamp on the back flap "J. P. Smyth 512 E North Ave."

Albert L. Davidson (1841-1865) began service as a Sergt in Co D 10th Va Cav 5/15/1861. The company was disbanded 10/15/1861. He then mustered into the Virginia Letcher Light Artillery 3/1/1862 and was commissioned as a Lieut and assigned to the Camp of Instruction at Dublin, Va. The only other listing in his record is that he was wounded 4/3/1865 while attempting to arrest deserters. He died in 1865, but cause of death not given. May have been secondary to wounds received in April 1865. He is buried in Lexington, Va. The inscription on the gravestone is "Lieut. & Adj., C.S.A." One borther, Greenlee Davidson (Capt Letcher's Va Light Art), was killed at Chancellorsville. Another brother, Frederick Davidson (Pvt Rockbridge Rifles Co B 5th Va Inf), was killed at First Manassas. Another brother, Charles Andrew Davidson (1839-1879), was Capt of Co E 1st Va Inf Batt. And a fourth brother, William W. Davidson (1844-1869) was a Lieut in Co I 26th Va Inf Batt. The first cover is addressed to Lieut Davidson's mother. The second cover is addressed to his sister in care of his father. The handwriting appears to be just somewhat different on the two covers. It is possible that the second cover may have been sent by one of the brothers.
$225.00
Two
Covers
VA3163

Stampless Paid cover with the Brownsburg, Va CDS and manuscript "Paid 5" 1 NOV (1862) Type Ms Paid 5. The month and day logos are inverted in the postmark. Addressed to Mrs. P. Caroline Patterson, Patterson, Caldwell Co., North Carolina. Very minor reduction on the right where opened. Very clean cover.$100.00
VA3166

Stampless Paid cover with the small single rim Franklin Depot, Va (Southampton County) CDS and handstamp PAID 5 Type A all in BLUE 31 DEC 1861. Franklin Depot was an important Confederate supply station on the Seaboard & Roanoke Railroad which ran from Portsmouth, Va to the Roanoke River in North Carolina. Orange paper cover from the Pettigrew correspondence addressed to William S. Pettigrew Esq, Raleigh, No. Ca. Period receiving docketing at the left indicates that the cover was from Charles L. Pettigrew, a brother of the addressee. Very Fine. Ex-Bogg.

The addressee, William Shepard Pettigrew (1818-1881), was the brother of famed CSA General James Johnston Pettigrew who commanded a division during Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg and was killed a few days later during the retreat from Gettysburg. During the war, William S. Pettigrew operated the family's plantations in North Carolina and was later ordained an Episcopal minister in 1869. Charles Lockhart Pettigrew (1816-1873), the oldest Pettigrew brother, operated a plantation known as Bonarva located on Lake Phelps in North Carolina.
$150.00
VA3168

Stampless Paid cover with the Churchland, Va (Norfolk County) CDS 24 DEC (1861) and handstamp PAID 10 Type C all in RED (double rate over 500 miles). Addressed to Mrs. Jno R. Binion, Island Creek PO, Hancock (County), Ga. Minor reduction on the left where opened, otherwise Very Fine.

The addressee appears to be the wife of Captain John Robert Binion (1819-1887) a wealthy planter of Hancock County, Georgia who lived in Island Creek. There are references to his being an officer in the Confederate Army, but there is no record of a John R. Binion having served in the Confederate Army. So the rank that he is listed with was either a state rank or a prior rank or honorary rank not related to the Confederate Army. And he had no sons of an age to have served in the army. So the sender of the cover is not identified.
$150.00
VA3169

Stampless Paid cover with the Danville, Va CDS and handstamp PAID 5 Type G 12 JUL (1861). Addressed to Mr. Thomas C. Williams Care Patteson Z. Williams, Richmond, Va. Very clean cover.$125.00

VA3172
7/20/2021
CSA #7 Horz Pair (margin just touches at lower left) tied by a partial strike of the New Market, Va CDS (date not apparent). Addressed to Surgeon J. W. Tracey (name is mispelled in the address as should be “Tracy”), Hospital No 7, Raleigh NC.Very clean orange paper cover with a small sealed edge tear at the upper left and sealed back flap opening tears.

The addressee was Dr. James Wright Tracy (1819-1896), a very prominent North Carolina physician and a signer of the North Carolina Ordinance of Secession, was at the time of this cover the surgeon at the Fair Ground Hospital in Raleigh (Hospital #7) which was a military hospital for North Carolina soldiers. Cover must date after April 1864 as that was when Dr. Tracy was transferred to Raleigh. Dr. Tracy started the war as the Asst Surgeon for the 37th NC Inf and was later the Surgeon of the 14th NC Inf. Period notation at upper left “Shaffner” probably refers to the sender as the records list a John Francis Shaffner (1838-1908), another very prominent North Carolina physician, as an Asst Surgeon and Surgeon in the Confederate Army who served in various NC regiments. In mid 1864, Dr. Shaffner was the Surgeon of the 4th NC Inf which was assigned to the Valley District in the area of New Market, Va which fits a mid 1864 date for this cover. Dr. James Wright Tracy was featured in an article in the March 2009 issue of the ASD&C magazine by Patricia A. Kaufmann in which this cover was used as an illustration.
$275.00

VA3174
7/22/2021
Official Imprinted Cover "Confederate States of America, General Post Office Department, Auditor's Office (CC AUD-07a) and the B. Baker signature. Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 2a 31 OCT 1861 with handstamp FREE Type AA. The postmark is placed over the signature. Addressed to Daniel Wine Esq, Sangerville, Augusta Co., Va. The addressee was the Sangerville postmaster. The current CSA catalog listing for this imprint subtype is marked as "unsupported" with an unknown type of envelope and is unpriced. This cover was previously reported as the only known example of this imprint subtype, but I am unable to confirm that statement. This cover is a regular commercial envelope, and the cover certainly supports the listing. Ex-Brian Green, Ex-John Hill. Very Fine.$650.00

VA3176
7/22/2021
Stampless Soldier's Due cover with the Richmond, Va CDS Type 6p with handstamp "Due 10" Type P 13 FEB (1865). Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Miss Unity Ann Gray, Gadsden PO, Richland Dist, So. Ca. Endorsed at right "H. Gray Co I 1st SCV." The original letter remains with the cover to the soldier's sister. Very interesting soldier's letter very late in the war written in February 1865 and refers to the last hope of the Confederacy as the mustering of slaves into the army. A typed transcript of the letter is included. Cover and letter are Very Fine.

Henry Gray enlisted as private in Co I 1st South Carolina Infantry 3/1/1861. He apparently served throughout the war surrendering with his unit at Appomattox 5/9/1865. No detailed records available which is often the case for South Carolina soldiers.
$375.00

VA3177
8/22/2021
CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin with just a little very light toning) tied by a partial strike of the Orange CH, Va CDS 9 SEP. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to H. J. Spicer Esq, Trap Hill, Wilkes Co., NC. Clean and complete cover.$100.00

VA3178
8/22/2021
CSA #4a Dark Blue Stone 2 Position 6 (margin just in at the right and with a random inked printing flaw in the "S" of "POSTAGE") tied by the Richmond, Va (1862 date not fully apparent). Addressed to Miss Trittie A. Bush, Burnt Ordinary, Va. Back flap opening tears, otherwise a very clean cover.$175.00

VA3179
8/22/2021
CSA #12c (AD) Greenish-Blue (almost 4-Margin with a small nick at the left which does not detract) tied by a partial strike of the Salem, Va CDS with an APR (most likely 1864) date. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Mr. Henry J. Stevens, Amsterdam, Botetourt County, Va. Manuscript "Missent & Fd" at top center. The cover was missent to Pattonsburg CH, Va and then forwarded on to Amsterdam, Va. The BLUE Pattonsburg CH, Va CDS was applied dated 26 APR with no forwarding fee assessed as mail missent by the postal service did not require an additional forwarding fee. Period receiving docketing at the left "Mollie Stevens Salem Received 29th." Minor back flap opening tear, otherwise a very clean missent cover.$250.00

VA3180
8/24/2021
CSA #7 two vertical pairs affixed sideways paying a double weight rate (good margins but just a little irregular and two slightly different color shades) tied together and to the cover by two strikes of the BLUE Petersburg, Va CDS 21 MAR. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to E. A. Thorne Esqr, Littleton NC. Clean appearing cover with a few sealed back flap tears, a small piece missing from the back flap, and a small reduction at the left not affecting anything. Ex-Kaufmann, Ex-Tickell.

The addressee, Edward Alston Thorne (1828-1911), is listed on the 1860 census as quite a wealthy planter in Littleton, Halifax County, North Carolina. During the war, he entered service as 3rd Lieut Co D 24th NC Inf and was detailed as an acting ordnance officer on the staff of CSA Gen Robert Ransom. He resigned from the unit 1/1/1864 to be the full time Ordnance Officer on the General's staff. Unclear why he would be at home in March 1863 or 1864 but could have been on furlough. Sender of the cover is not identified. The war time letters of Lieut Thorne are archived at the University of North Carolina.
$250.00

VA3181
9/10/2021
CSA #11c (AD) Greenish-Blue (4-Margin) tied by the BLUE Franklin Depot, Va CDS (date not fully apparent). Franklin Depot was an important Confederate supply station on the Seaboard & Roanoke Railroad which ran from Portsmouth, Va to the Roanoke River in North Carolina. Addressed to Miss Hennie Seay, Fork Union, Fluvanna Co., Va. Very clean cover.$125.00

VA3182
9/16/2021
USA Star Die pen-canceled and manuscript “Sunny Side, Va May 28th 1861” (Cumberland County) USA Used in CSA Virginia. Addressed to Mr. Christopher V. Winfree, Lynchburg, Virginia. Corner fault at upper right and reduced on the right to the edge of the star die secondary to a rough opening but still a very presentable cover with an obscure usage and a letter with good content. Ex-Thayer, Ex-Kaufmann..

The original letter remains with the cover and is a lengthy letter from a sister to her brother. Much of the letter is family news but there is an interesting reference to Tennessee soldiers arriving at the depot by train. Tennessee did not secede until 6/8/1861 did not join the CSA until 7/2/1861. Interesting that Tennessee would send soldiers to Virginia prior to seceding and joining the CSA. There are also a number of references to Col Cocke and the Powhatan troops. The Col Cocke referred to in the letter would be later CSA Brig-Gen Philip St George Cocke who ended up taking his own life 12/26/1861. Also included is a shorter letter from the addressee's aunt.

The addressee, Christopher Valentine Winfree (1826-1902), was commissioned Lieut in Co E 11th Va Inf 4/19/1861 and was promoted Capt 8/30/1861 but was dropped during the reorganization of April 1862 with no further record.
$250.00

VA3183
9/16/2021
USA #26 (clipped lower left corner) tied by a full strike of the large single rim BLUE Norfolk, Va CDS 26 APR 1861 (year date in the CDS). Orange paper cover addressed to Thos W. Thompson Esq, Hotel NC. Virginia Independent State to still Union North Carolina. Part of top back flap used for an edge repair at the top center which is very well done. Very clean appearing cover. Ex-Kaufmann.$150.00

VA3184
9/27/2021
CSA #6 Single Use Prior to the Rate Change (just barely touches left at top) tied by the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 3b (broken “N” of “JUN”) 23 JUN 1862. Overall Green Advertising Cover for Harvey, Armistead & Williams Tobacco Exchange Building Wholesale Grocers and Commission Merchants Virginia St, Richmond, Va. Addressed to B. Friend Esqr, Drakes Branch, Charlotte County, Va. Very Fine.$750.00

VA3186
10/29/2021
CSA #1 Stone 1 (not plated) tied by the usual weak strike of the Fredericksburg, Va PAID CDS 8 DEC (1861). Addressed to R. H. Chowning Esq, Hagen, Va. Very clean cover. $250.00

VA3187
10/29/2021
CSA #2 Paterson Stone Y (4-Margin corner crease upper left) tied by a full strike of the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 3g (broken "O' in "OCT") 17 OCT 1862. Addressed to James Hemphill Esqr, Chester CH, So. Ca. The addressee, James Hemphill (1813-1902), was a prominent lawyer in the Chester District. Adversity Cover made from a printed boat schedule. Very clean cover.
$650.00

VA3188
10/29/2021
Stampless cover with a full strike of the Richmond, Va CDS Type 6d 10 MAY 1863. Richmond FORWARDED 10 handstamp Type Z. Coarse brown paper cover addressed to Mrs. D. B. Edwards, Burton, Ala. Endorsed across the top "D B Edwards Co "A" 44 Ala Reg." It appears that the use of the FORWARDED 10 handstamp was an error as it is a Richmond mark, and there is no evidence that the cover was forwarded anywhere. The proper mark should have been a "DUE 10" because of the soldier's endorsement at the top. The clerk apparently applied the wrong handstamp and did not notice it and sent the cover through. Very Fine and a very unusual cover.

Daniel B. Edwards (1836-1911) enlisted in Co A 44th Ala Inf 3/15/1862 and was elected 2nd Lieut of the company. He was later promoted Captain of the company 5/16/1864. The 44th Ala Inf was present at all the major engagements of the Army of Northern Virginia from 2nd Manassas through to Appomattox and went with Longstreet to Tennessee and Chickamauga. Lt Edwards served throughout that time but was captured briefly as a POW at Suffolk, Va 4/19/1863 and paroled and exchanged from Fort Delaware 5/4/1863 rejoining his unit in time for Gettysburg. No official record of his ever being wounded in any of the multiple engagements and battles that he was in except that a story was told that his bible stopped a minie ball during one of the battles and saved him from being wounded. The rolls do show him occasionally absent briefly for various illnesses.
$450.00

VA3189
10/29/2021
CSA #26x1 5c Blue Fredericksburg, Va  Provisional Stamp from Position 4 (4-Margin) tied to cover by the usual weak strike of the Fredericksburg, Va CDS (date not apparent). Addressed to Mr. Jno B. Lightfoot, Port Royal, (South) Carolina. John Bernard Lightfoot (1814-1888) was a prominent planter and plantation owner. This is actually a cover front which has been professionally rebacked. Very clean appearance, and a very nice stamp.
$1,500.00

VA3190
10/29/2021
Turned Cover - 1st Use (inside) CSA #1c Olive Green Stone A/B (good margins but just a little close at top center and bottom left) tied by a full strike of the BLUE large single rim Norfolk, Va CDS 26 NOV 1861. Addressed to R. Chapman Esquire, Cashier, Tarboro, N. Carolina. 2nd Use (outside) CSA #1 Stone 2  Position 38. Addressed to Messers A & J M Donnan, Petersburg, Virginia. Orange paper cover folded out and also flapped up from the left lower corner to display both stamps. Very Fine. Ex-Tate.
$850.00

VA3191
10/29/2021
TURNED COVER -- First Use (inside) manuscript "Earlysville (Va) April 15 (1863)" (obscure use from Albemarle County). The first use originally had a pair of CSA #7 stamps applied on the back to seal the back flap. These stamps have been partially torn away. Full Military Address to Mr. Joseph H. Phaup, Co C 18th Va Regt, Pickett's Division, Garnett's Brigade, Petersburg. For the Second Use (outside), the cover was refolded inside out and a Vertical Pair of CSA #7 stamps were applied on the back to seal the back flap. The stamps of the second use were placed over the remnants of the stamps from the first use. The second use stamps are tied by the BLUE Franklin Depot, Va CDS 6 MAY (1863). The second use is addressed to Mr. William Phaup, Skin Quarter PO, Chesterfield Co., Va. The cover has a little edge water staining but is intact and is very presentable showing excellent postal use.

The cover is dated shortly before Gettysburg. The 18th Va Inf, as part of Pickett's Division, fought at Gettysburg and was part of Pickett's Charge. The brigade commander mentioned in the address, Gen Garnett, was killed at Pickett's Charge. Joseph H. Phaup (1837-1895) is listed as a 23 year old farmer at the time of enlistment as a private in Co C on 4/23/1861. He is listed as wounded at Seven Pines 6/1/1862 but recovered. He was with his regiment at Gettysburg and is listed as wounded and captured as a POW at Pickett's Charge 7/3/1863. He survived and was paroled at David's Island NY 8/24/1863 and rejoined his unit. He was promoted 3rd Sergt on 4/1/1864 and still on the army rolls as late as 3/31/1865. The cover is an excellent historical item associated with a soldier wounded and captured at Pickett's Charge.
$500.00

VA3194
11/9/2021
CSA #11 (AD) (4-Margin) tied by the Woodstock, Va CDS 15 AUG. Full Military Address to Mr. Christian Streit Baker Care of Capt John Glaize, Asst Qr Master of Maj Genl Ewell's Corps, Army N. Va. Very clean cover.

Christian Streit Baker (1839-1924) served as a private in Co A 5th Va Inf. which was part of the famed Stonewall Brigade. At some point, Pvt Baker was captured as a POW (circumstances of his capture apparently not recorded) and was confined at Camp Chase 4/30/1864. He was exchanged at City Point 2/25/1865 and paroled at Winchester 4/18/1865. After the war, he was a successful merchant in Winchester for many years.

Capt John Glaize (1822-1901) was a Quartermaster Staff Officer throughout the war and a well-known Quartermaster for Stonewall Jackson's 2nd Corps. After the war, he lived in Winchester and was active in local Winchester politics as Sheriff, Treasurer, Jailer, and Magistrate. The Baker and Glaize families were related by marriage.
$175.00

VA3195
11/9/2021
CSA #12c (AD) Greenish-Blue (4-Margin) with the Richmond, Va CDS Powell Type 5d 2 AUG 1863. Full Military Address to Lieut D. A. Timberlake Co G 4th Va Cavalry, Gen Fitz Lee's Brigade, Culpeper C. House, Va. Coarse brown paper cover which may be homemade. Very Fine.

David Algenon Timberlake (1833-1901) enlisted as a private in Co G 4th Va Cav 5/9/1861. He was commissioned 2nd Lieut 4/25/1862 and promoted Capt 10/11/1863. He is listed as wounded at Fisher's Hill (Va) 10/9/1864 and hospitalized in Richmond returning to his unit 1/1/1865. He was paroled at Richmond 5/1/1865.

Fitzhugh Lee (1835-1905), a nephew of Robert E. Lee and an 1856 graduate of West Point, was a very prominent CSA cavalry general during the war. After the war, he was elected governor of Virginia in 1885 and was appointed later as consul-general in Havana in 1893 by President Grover Cleveland. When war with Spain broke out, he was commissioned Maj-Gen of Volunteers and served in the US Army until he retired in 1901.
$150.00

VA3196
11/11/2021
CSA #4 Horz Pair Stone 2 Positions 27-28 (4-Margin) tied by the small single rim Churchville, Va CDS 2 AUG (1862) with a second strike of the same CDS to the right which also ties the stamps. Small but complete lady's type cover addressed to Miss Fannie Snyder, Ivy Depot, Albemarle County, Virginia. The address is a bit light but still very legible. The cover is otherwise Very Fine.$400.00

VA3197
11/21/2021
Stampless paid cover with manuscript postal markings "SunnySide, Va June 27th 1861 Paid 5." Folded letter addressed to R. H. Gills Esq, Comr in Chancery, Curdsvill, Buckingham County, Virginia. A chancery court deals with estates and other similar matters. One page very interesting slave related letter which deals with the  disposition of the slaves of the estate of one Henry J. Brown and is signed by Edward J. Brown. "This woman belonged to the Estate of Henry J. Brown and on the 9th May 1859 she with other slaves were divided among his children. That year she was hired at the Institute for $75.00." Excellent letter which could benefit from a complete transcript. Vertical central file fold but still a very clean cover. Ex-Kaufmann.$375.00

VA3198
11/25/2021
USA #26 affixed sideways and prn-cancelled. Manuscript postal marklings top left "Fords (Depot) Va May15 / 61" USA Used in CSA Virginia. Addressed to Miss Norman E, Smithson, Macfarlands, Lunenberg Co., Va. Ford's Depot was a stop on the South Side Railroad in Dinwiddie County. Very clean cover and quite an obscure postal use. Ex-Thayer.$350.00


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