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Date
Lot#/
Grade
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2011-11-15
Confederate States, U.S. Postal History, General Foreign
 
Sale Number 1016, Lot Number 573, Confederate States: Handstamped Paid and Due: Texas thru West VirginiaHouston Tex, Houston TexHouston Tex. Partly struck circular datestamp on Feb. 5, 1864 issue of Tri-Weekly Telegraph newspaper, unaddressed, slight edge wear, Fine and rare example of the one-cent newspaper rate

E. 150-200
450
United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
-
Confederate States and Civil-War Related
2010-05-27
The Steven C. Walske Collection of Civil War Special Routes
c
Sale Number 988, Lot Number 233, Flag-of-Truce Mail: Galveston-U.S. Blockading SquadronHouston Tex, Houston TexHouston Tex. Small prisoner-of-war cover to Warwick R.I., prisoner's endorsement "From M. L. Burney, Federal Prisoner of Late U.S. Str. Clifton", additional "Ford & Examnd. by___" sender's notation, but this was not completed by examiner, instead "Examined, W. Hyllested, Maj. & Prov M Genl Texas" examiner's mark applied to back in Houston, sent via Galveston and exchanged by flag-of-truce with U.S. West Gulf Blockading Squadron, entered Federal mails with "New Orleans La. Feb. 6 '64" double-circle datestamp and "Due 6" in circle, slightly reduced at right

VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE COVER FROM A PRISONER CAPTURED AT THE BATTLE OF SABINE PASS, TEXAS, AND CONFINED AT THE C.S.A. HOUSTON PRISON. SENT VIA FLAG-OF-TRUCE THROUGH GALVESTON AND THE U.S. NAVAL BLOCKADING SQUADRON IN THE GULF.

Despite an overwhelming advantage in force against a small Confederate garrison, the Federals suffered a humiliating defeat in the battle at Sabine Pass on September 8, 1863. Two gunboats were grounded and surrendered -- the U.S.S. Sachem and the Clifton, and captured men were moved to prisons at Houston, Hempstead (Camp Groce) and Tyler (Camp Ford). Based on the fewer than ten known covers from prisoners captured at Sabine Pass, it appears that they were moved between these locations over a period of six months. The endorsements, postmark dates and censor markings help identify mail from these prisons. In this case, the February New Orleans datestamp and endorsements point to the prison at Houston. Harrison records only three covers from the Houston Prison.

Illustrated in Special Routes (p. 80)

E. 2,000-3,000
4,750
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United States
Confederate States and Civil War-Related
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Confederate States and Civil-War Related
1998-06-09
Confederate States
 
Houston Tex. Partly struck cds on Feb. 5, 1864 issue of Tri-Weekly Telegraph newspaper, unaddressed, slight edge wear, Fine and rare paying the 1-cent newspaper rate

E. 500-750
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