Soldiers in the Confederate Army were permitted to send letters unpaid. Such letters were generally gathered together by an army postal clerk and taken to the nearest post office and mailed with handstamp or manuscript "DUE" marks as the postage was then to be collected from the addressee on delivery. In order for the cover to be a valid Soldiers Due item, the Confederate Regulations stated that it had to be endorsed with the soldier's name, rank and unit.

11 - STARS *

Soldiers "Due 5" in manuscript 1861
Tudor Hall, Va to Penns Store, Va
5c due rate for delivery under 500 miles

Private J. P. Reid Co H 11th Regiment Geo Volunteers

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