Fort Pulaski, "Immortal 600", Ga.
Buff inner prisoner-of-war cover to Liberty Hill S.C., endorsed "W. E. Johnson, Prisoner of War"
and "By Flag of Truce",
with photocopy of original letter datelined "Fort Pulaski Geo Dec 28th 1864",
red manuscript "Ex"
censor mark, "Charleston SC Jan. 8" (1865) double-circle datestamp and large "10" C.S.A. due handstamp, unsealed for censoring, routed via Port Royal and Charleston, small inconsequential tear at right, Very Fine, this cover is from the same prisoner as the prior U.S.S. Crescent City
and Morris Island lots and the following Fort Pulaski lot, in late October 1864, the prisoners from Morris Island, who had been exposed to mortar fire from their own Confederate batteries in Charleston, were moved to Fort Pulaski at the mouth of the Savannah River, conditions were not much better there as they were forced to subsist on a near starvation diet, ex Kohn, illustrated and discussed in an article by Brian Green and Patricia Kaufmann in the 1971 American Philatelic Congress
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