Elmira Prison, N.Y.
Incoming oatmeal prisoner-of-war cover to Jas. A. Maulden of the 24th Georgia Regiment, 10c Blue, Die B (12)
tied by "Lawrenceville Ga. Jan. 20 (1865)" circular datestamp, manuscript flag-of-truce notations and "care of" directive through Col. Hatch, assistant agent of exchange at the War Department in Richmond, pencil "Ex"
censor marking, manuscript $1 US Currency"
indicating contents, with "80" in parenthesis, exchanged via Richmond and Fortress Monroe, somewhere along the way 3c Rose (65)
applied for U.S. postage but not cancelled or postmarked (likely originates as there are no U.S. due markings), upon arrival at Elmira the prisoner's fate was revealed by bold magenta manuscript "Dead",
opened on sides and some minor flap reinforcement, Very Fine and scarce use with the money contents and the death notation, James A. Maulden died at Elmira Prison on January 8, 1865, shortly before this was mailed, he was buried in grave no. 1223 (source: Google Books Elmira Prison Camp; a History
), ex Shenfield
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