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FINE APPEARANCE. A VERY EARLY USE OF THE DAVIS-STEPHENS OVERALL FLAG PATRIOTIC -- DATED APRIL 22, ONLY NINE DAYS AFTER FORT SUMTER SURRENDERED.
Davis was elected president at the Feb.
9, 1861 constitutional convention in Montgomery, Alabama; he was inaugurated ten days later. This patriotic design supporting Davis and Stephens, used in Missouri and sent to Pennsylvania, is a remarkable cover. (Image)
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A VERY FINE APPEARING EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE DAVIS-STEPHENS 10-STAR CONFEDERATE FLAG PATRIOTIC.
Very few examples of this
Davis-Stephens 10-Star Confederate Flag patriotic design are known. The tenth star represents North Carolina, which seceded on May 20 and was admitted to the Confederate States on May 27. (Image)
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EXTREMELY FINE. A PHENOMENAL CONFEDERATE STATE USE OF A UNITED STATES STAMP ON A 7-STAR PATRIOTIC COVER WITH ADVERTISING FOR THE GENERAL QUITMAN
John Anthony Quitman was born in Rhinebeck N.Y., settled in Mississippi and became active in politics. As president of the Mississippi State Senate he filled in as governor for just over a month. He distinguished himself in the
Mexican-American War, where he turned down Sam Houston's offer to make him his second in command. He was appointed the rank of Brigadier General of Volunteers and then Major General in the regular army. After the fall of Mexico City, General Scott
named Quitman military governor of Mexico City for the remainder of the occupation. He was elected governor of Mississippi in 1850, but resigned to defend himself against violations of neutrality laws for his support of Narciso Lopez's failed
expedition to liberate Cuba. He was also an early fire-eater, who advocated secession starting in the 1850's.
According to the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, the General Quitman is believed to have been built at New
Albany, Ind. in 1859 for a New Orleans ship owner. It was "one of the best and most powerful boats on the river" in 1862 and one of the last to escape from the city on April 24, evacuating upriver "a good many ladies, some officers, and some ordnance
stores." The General Quitman continued to serve the Confederate Army as a troop and supply ship on the western rivers until war's end. It passed to private ownership and sank at New Texas Landing, near Morganza, La., on October 23,
Ex Antrim and Weatherly. (Image)
EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE ONE-CENT 1857 FRANKING AND IMMACULATE EXAMPLE OF UNITED STATES STAMPS USED IN THE CONFEDERACY.
Walcott, Knapp and Hall. (Image)
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VERY FINE. AN
EXCEPTIONALLY CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE "SOUTHERN RIGHTS" FLAG DESIGN AND UNUSUAL FROM A POST OFFICE OTHER THAN WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA, WHERE IT WAS PUBLISHED.
Although the concept of States' Rights is referred to in verses on patriotic
covers, this is the only flag design which incorporates the words "Southern Rights." It was published by T. S. Whitaker of Wilmington N.C., who also published Confederate songs, including "The Stonewall Quickstep" by John H. Hewitt, who might be
related to the addressee on this cover. (Image)
FINE. A HIGHLY EXHIBITABLE PATRIOTIC COVER WITH THE DISTINCTIVE UNION CITY, TENNESSEE, TOWN
MARKING AND ORIGINAL ENCLOSURE FROM A SOLDIER AT CAMP BROWN, WRITTEN ON PATRIOTIC STATIONERY.
The Confederate congress did not authorize soldiers' due mail until July 30, 1861. Until then, soldiers were required to charge or pay for
Ex Boshwit (Image)
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EXTREMELY FINE. THIS VERSION OF THE BASIC CONFEDERATE
7-STAR FLAG DESIGN WITH "C.S.A." IS CONSIDERABLY SCARCER THAN OTHER VARIETIES.
Virginia was admitted to the Confederacy on May 7 and conducted the popular vote on May 23. The few examples of this "C.S.A." flag design we were able to locate were
used from Virginia post offices.
Ex MacBride and Dr. Green (Image)