Hopkinsville Ky. Nov. 24 (1861).
Circular datestamp with manuscript "Paid"
on cover to Byhalia Miss. with red Jefferson Davis Medallion, 11-Star Flags, 12-Star Sunburst and Verse Patriotic
design (JD-1C var), both the 12-Star Sunburst and the Verse are unlisted in C.S.A. Catalog,
accompanied by folded letter with 12-Star Confederate Flag and Verse
design (F12-4, Verse 41), letter is from the same correspondence but is datelined Dec. 13, 1861 so may be from another cover, originated at Camp Alcorn Ky. "North of Hopkinsville",
cover opened roughly at right just affecting address
FINE. AN UNDOUBTEDLY UNIQUE COMBINATION OF AN UNLISTED JEFFERSON DAVIS MEDALLION PATRIOTIC DESIGN WITH AN UNLISTED VERSE, USED FROM CONFEDERATE-OCCUPIED KENTUCKY.
The verse on this cover, which begins "God of the South! Protect this land from false and open foes!", is unlisted in the C.S.A. Catalog and in 1986 Dietz. It is the only example we have encountered. The 12-Star Sunburst is also unlisted, but with several examples in the Kilbourne collection, we are not sure how it was missed
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