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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2020-09-09
Civil War Postal History, featuring the 'Ambassador' Collection
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Sale Number 1225, Lot Number 316, Flag-of-Truce MailCamp Sorghum, Columbia S.C, Camp Sorghum, Columbia S.CCamp Sorghum, Columbia S.C. Oatmeal prisoner-of-war inner cover endorsed by Lt. C.W. Carr of the 4th Vt. Volunteers with "By Flag of Truce via Hilton Head", addressed to Washington D.C., back with bold manuscript censor marking "Lt ES Williams" (32nd Georgia Infantry), entered U.S. mails with "Old Point Comfort Va. Dec. 14" double-circle datestamp, original letter datelined "Camp Federal Prisoners, Columbia S.C. Oct. 20, 1864" and also noted by flag-of-truce via Hilton Head, some minor wrinkling, still Very Fine, Camp Sorghum was established in October 1864, but its entire prison population was moved to nearby Camp Asylum on December 12, 1864 for security reasons -- after this cover was sent but before it entered the mails at Old Point Comfort -- the Richland Jail and the College Hospital in Columbia were also used to hold P.O.W.s until the fall of Columbia on February 17, 1865, only approximately 20 covers are recorded from Camp Sorghum

E. 500-750
325
United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2019-09-25
The Clovis Collection of Confederate States Illustrated Covers
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Sale Number 1208, Lot Number 295, Union Prisoners’ Mail from Confederate PrisonsCamp Sorghum, Columbia S.C, Camp Sorghum, Columbia S.CCamp Sorghum, Columbia S.C. Oatmeal cover from prisoner-of-war to Erie Pa., endorsed "Lt. Col MCreary, Prisoner of War, Columbia S.C." and "By flag of truce", manuscript censor mark by Camp Commandant "Exd. J.C. Martin Capt Comdg", and also pencil "Exd" above address, mixed franking with C.S.A. postage to Richmond paid by pair of 5c Blue, Local (7), used with 3c Rose (65), both tied by cork cancel, "Old Point Comfort Va. Dec. 16" (1864) double-circle datestamp, docketed "Recd Dec 19th"

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MIXED-FRANKING PRISONER-OF-WAR COVER FROM CAMP SORGHUM, SENT VIA THE RICHMOND AND OLD POINT COMFORT FLAG-OF-TRUCE ROUTE AND CENSORED BY THE CAMP COMMANDANT.

From the history of the 145th Pennsylvania Volunteers (http://www.145thpvi.org/main.htm), David B. McCreary was commissioned an officer in Company B, Pennsylvania Erie Infantry Regiment on April 21, 1861. In March 1862 he helped form and lead the 145th Infantry Regiment. He quickly rose in rank during the war and became a brigadier general by 1865. He was captured at Petersburg on June 16, 1864 and in addition to Camp Sorgum, he was a prisoner at Libby Prison, Andersonville and Macon Ga. -- spending a total of ten months in captivity. He survived his confinement and after the war served in the Pennsylvania State Legislature and as Adjutant General to the state governor.

Ex Walske. Illustrated in Special Routes (p. 73)

E. 2,000-3,000
2,150
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2010-05-27
The Steven C. Walske Collection of Civil War Special Routes
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Sale Number 988, Lot Number 150, Flag-of-Truce Mail: Richmond-Old Point ComfortCamp Sorghum, Columbia S.C, Camp Sorghum, Columbia S.CCamp Sorghum, Columbia S.C. Cover from prisoner-of-war to Erie Penn., endorsed "Lt. Col MCreary, Prisoner of War, Columbia S.C." and "By flag of truce", manuscript censor mark by Camp Commandant "Exd. J.C. Martin Capt Comdg", and also pencil "Exd" above address, mixed franking with C.S.A. postage to Richmond paid by pair of 5c Blue, Local (7), used with 3c Rose (65), both tied by cork, "Old Point Comfort Va. Dec. 16" (1864) double-circle datestamp, docketed "Recd Dec 19th"

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MIXED-FRANKING PRISONER-OF-WAR COVER FROM CAMP SORGHUM, SENT VIA THE RICHMOND AND OLD POINT COMFORT FLAG-OF-TRUCE ROUTE AND CENSORED BY THE CAMP COMMANDANT.

From the history of the 145th Pennsylvania Volunteers (http://www.145thpvi.org/main.htm), David B. McCreary was commissioned an officer in Company B, Pennsylvania Erie Infantry Regiment on April 21, 1861. In March 1862 he helped form and lead the 145th Infantry Regiment. He quickly rose in rank during the war and became a brigadier general by 1865. He was captured at Petersburg on June 16, 1864 and in addition to Camp Sorgum, he was a prisoner at Libby Prison, Andersonville and Macon Ga. -- spending a total of ten months in captivity. He survived his confinement and after the war served in the Pennsylvania State Legislature and as Adjutant General to the state governor.

Illustrated in Special Routes (p. 73)

E. 2,000-3,000
2,700
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2010-05-27
The Steven C. Walske Collection of Civil War Special Routes
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Sale Number 988, Lot Number 151, Flag-of-Truce Mail: Richmond-Old Point ComfortCamp Sorghum, Columbia S.C, Camp Sorghum, Columbia S.CCamp Sorghum, Columbia S.C. Cover from prisoner-of-war to Elba N.Y., endorsed "From Lieut. Wm. Henry Raymond, Co. H., N.Y. Vol. Arty. Prisoner of War, C.S. Military Prison, Columbia S.C. Per Flag of Truce Boat", manuscript examiner's mark "Exd. By T.G. Holland Lt. 1st Ga R" (guard at Camp Sorghum), 10c Milky Blue, Die B (12a), full margins to just touched, gum stains, uncancelled but tied by manuscript docketing, bold "Old Point Comfort Va. Dec. 16" (1864) double-circle datestamp and "Due 6" in circle for U.S. unpaid rate

VERY FINE. A SCARCE CAMP SORGHUM PRISONER-OF-WAR COVER VIA RICHMOND AND FORTRESS MONROE.

There were three prisons in Columbia. The attribution to Camp Sorghum is based on military records researched by Brian Green (signed on back). Ex Murphy

E. 1,500-2,000
900
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2010-05-27
The Steven C. Walske Collection of Civil War Special Routes
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Sale Number 988, Lot Number 216, Flag-of-Truce Mail: Pocotaligo-Port RoyalCamp Sorghum, Columbia S.C, Camp Sorghum, Columbia S.CCamp Sorghum, Columbia S.C. Blue adversity cover made from customs declaration form, from prisoner-of-war to Harrisburg Pa., endorsed "From W.A. Robinson Prisoner of War Columbia S.C.", censored "Ex Lt Williams 32 Ga" (32nd Georgia Infantry) on back, also manuscript "Soldiers Letter WT Bennett Lt Col & Agt Ex DS" censor mark in magenta ink, C.S.A. postage paid by 10c Blue, Die B (12) tied by blurry strike of "Charleston S.C. Nov. 10? 186_" circular datestamp, entered U.S. mails with "Port Royal S.C. Nov. 15, 1864" double-circle datestamp, "Due 3" in circle and "Due 3" straightline ties the 10c stamp, some light staining

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE PRISONER-OF-WAR COVER FROM CAMP SORGHUM ROUTED VIA CHARLESTON AND PORT ROYAL.

Camp Sorghum was established in October 1864, but its entire prison population was moved to nearby Camp Asylum on December 12, 1864 for security reasons. The Richland Jail and the College Hospital in Columbia were also used to hold P.O.W.s until the fall of Columbia on February 17, 1865. In total, more than 85 covers are known from Columbia prisons. Northbound P.O.W. mail was initially processed through Columbia, and entered the U.S. mails at Old Point Comfort. In mid-November 1864, mail was processed through Charleston and exchanged via Port Royal, including this cover. Mail was sent via Charleston for only a short time and as such is rare. Starting in early December, mail was once again processed through Columbia and exchanged via Old Point Comfort.

E. 1,000-1,500
1,300
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