Texas Blockade-Run Cover to Germany.
1863 cover to Cassel, Kurhessen from Fort Brown,
carried out of the mails to Matamoros, Mexico, and placed on board ship, clear "Droege Oetling & Co. Matamoros" blue oval on back, English and German transit markings, original letter in German from Texas soldier datelined "Fort Brown March 13, 1863"
with excellent contents (translated) which mentions looting of farms by soldiers, young men fleeing to Monterrey to avoid the draft, etc., B. flap torn open and neatly sealed, still fresh and Very Fine, a handsome and very rare usage
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