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H.R. Harmer GPN, Inc. Sale: 3036

Union and Confederate States Civil War Covers
Confederate Flag of Truce Mail and Censor Markings

Sale No: 3036
Lot No: 2742
Symbol: img s
Cat No: Collection

image Camp Florence; Florence S.C. cover addressed to National, Iowa and endorsed "From Prisoner of War" at left edge, additional bold ms "Examined" examiner's marking just ties Confederate States 1863 10c Blue (Scott 11) and also franked with US 1861 3c Rose (65) which is tied by lightly struck "Port Royal Nov 10 '64" cds, cover some typical postal wear, Very Fine overall; 2014 PF certificaternIllustrated in Galen Harrison, "Prisoners' Mail from the American Civil War", page 60.rnIncludes the original letter from C.C. Goodale of Co. C 3rd Iowa Infantry 10th Det. 2nd Mess. datelined "Prisoners Camp Florence S.C. Oct 3d 64" to his mother begins "I was taken prisoner 3d of July, am in very good health...", the cover was probably taken from Florence by CSA military courier to Hilton Head SC to be exchanged by flag of truce via Port Royal; accompanied by response letter from soldier's mother datelined "National, Nov 25th 1864" and addressed to him at Florence, this cover has no postal markings, contained $5 and mentions a box of provisions was sent; lot also includes the civil war journal of Private Charles C. Goodall which chronicles his military service time of May 5-Dec 25, 1864 when he was exchanged (accompanied by typed version which was created 25 yrs afterward).rnThe Florence Stockade was built and became operational in September 1864, and was in use during the final fall and winter of the war. During its time of operation, anywhere from 15,000 to 18,000 captives were held there. The need for additional prisons became imperative after General Sherman captured Atlanta on September 1, 1864. Andersonville prison in south Georgia was thought to be in the path of Sherman and the Confederate prison authorities determined to relocate the approximately 30,000 Union prisoners then at Andersonville. Because Florence had three railroads and was thought to be secure, it was chosen as a site for a newly constructed prison. To keep the Union soldiers in order during relocation, they were told that they were to be paroled. Many of those who were unable to walk or not stable enough to travel were left behind in Andersonville. Of the total number of prisoners that passed through the Florence Stockade, 2,802 Union soldiers died there and most were buried in unmarked trenches in what would become the Florence National Cemetery after the war.rn (Image)

CV. 1,000

Opening US$ 1,000.00
Sold...US$ 1,000.00

Closed..Dec-09-2020, 18:05:16 EST
Sold For 1000

Sale No: 3036
Lot No: 2743
Symbol: img s
Cat No: Lt

image Ligon's Tobacco Warehouse, Richmond Va. , strong strike of blue "Norfolk Va. Dec. 20, 1861" double circle datestamp and circled "Paid 5c" on North-to-South flag-of-truce cover addressed to "(Lt) George W. Kenney/ Prisoner of War/ Care Genl. Winder, Richmond Va.", ms "Exd. D.W.C.", and "By Flag of Truce" censor markings at the top, barely reduced at top, fresh and Very Fine, an unusually choice cover; accompanied by background material including photocopy of signed "Casualty Sheet", reporting the death of Lt. Kenney; Jack Molesworth notations on back; ex-WalskernLt. Kenney was held prisoner at Ligon's Tobacco Warehouse after capture at the Battle of Ball's Bluff (he was exchanged on Feb. 19, 1862 and subsequently killed in action on June 30 at White Oak Swamp), any covers to or from Ligon's are elusive and flag-of-truce covers sent via Confederate controlled Norfolk are particularly scarce.rnrnJohn. L. Ligon's Tobacco Warehouse was confiscated during the early part of 1861 and was used as a prison for Federal soldiers. This building later became General Hospital #23. This building was at times used as a hospital for Libby Prison and for baggage storage. Prison Depot was also called Ligon's Factory Hospital, Liggon Factory Hospital, Ligion Factory Hospital, Prison Depot, and Prison No. 1. It was formerly the tobacco factory of John L. Ligon and had 45 employees. Prison Depot was located at the southeast corner of 25th and Main Streets.rnCharles Winder (1829-62), was a career US Army officer and a Confederate general who was killed in action during the Battle of Cedar Mountain. (Image)

CV. 500

Opening US$ 500.00
Sold...US$ 500.00

Closed..Dec-09-2020, 18:05:48 EST
Sold For 500
Sale No: 3036
Lot No: 2744

image Salisbury Prison, Salisbury N.C., stampless flag of truce inner cover from the North to "Joseph L. Parry, Prisoner of War Salisbury N.C." two US pencil censor markings "Exd" and "Ex-", entered Southern mails and struck with a blue "Petersburg Va. Jul 13" cds with matching "Paid" and "10" ratings, CSA manuscript "Ex WPJ" censor marking at the top, Very Fine, a scarce example from the short-lived Petersburg exchange route used only May through September 1862.; 2008 P.F. certificate.rnJoseph L. Parry was chief engineer on the U.S. transport steamer Union when it ran aground on November 3, 1861, on the North Carolina coast. Parry was held at Salisbury Prison until his exchange in September 1862. The Parry correspondence to and from the prison was described in two articles by Lawrence Lohr in the Confederate Philatelist in 1995 and 2008. (Image)

CV. 450

Opening US$ 625.00
Sold...US$ 625.00

Closed..Dec-09-2020, 18:06:18 EST
Sold For 625

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