7 - STARS **

Handstamp "PAID 10" 19 JUL 1861
Richmond, Va to Winchester, Va
Double rate for under 500 miles

The addressee was a soldier in the army as the cover is addressed "In Care of Capt E. J. McGruder Bartow's Regiment." The regiment in question is the 8th Georgia Infantry which fought at 1st Manassas. This cover is postmarked 2 days prior to that battle. This was the first major battle of the war. Colonel Bartow was Killed in Action at 1st Manassas.

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