A very interesting letter of great historical importance. They had the "Flag up and Union down on the Pilot". They are destined to go to New Orleans and Fortress Monroe and it will take a total of two weeks of sailing.The letter is written by George Hotchkiss who is from Company H 23rd regiment CV. Lots of Great Historical Context here. Perhaps someone knows the context. (1862) was a steamer taken over by Robert Smalls, a Southern slave and. Past Confederate defenses and surrendered it to Union Navy forces on 13 May 1862 during the American.
Smalls was later elected to the US House of Representatives but did not serve. There is much more context to the history of this letter.PALEOSTAMP -- SPECIALIZING IN RARE & UNUSUAL PHILATELIC ITEMS AND HISTORICAL EPHEMERA. WORLDWIDE CINDERELLA & REVENUE STAMPS - STAMPLESS COVERS - TOPICAL STAMPS. Revenue and Cinderella stamp collections often have stamps that have damage created by the use of the stamps such as cut cancels, tears, punch holes, missing perfs, short perfs or thins and may have some faults. Some of these stamps may also have been soaked to remove a hinge remnant or remove paper backing or adhesion and will be without gum.
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I have a no-questions-asked policy of return. I may make a mistake in describing an item and encourage you to contact me if there are any problems. All items are genuine and original unless specifically identified as reproductions in the item description. The letter indicates that at the time of its writing it was under the control of the Union since the letter was written by a CV or Connecticut Volunteer in the General Banks Expedition.
The item "Jan 2 1862 Civil War Confederate Soldier Letter Aboard Ship Planter Mutiny" is in sale since Sunday, February 12, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Correspondence, Mail". The seller is "paleostamp" and is located in Denver, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.