New Orleans & Red River Packet/Genl. Hodges./R.Sleade, Capt./C.T. Reeder, Clerk.
Clear strike of red oval name-of-boat handstamp, "New Orleans La. 10 Feb." (1861) circular datestamp and "WAY"
straightline struck on embossed stamp on 3c Red on Buff Star Die entire (U27)
addressed to New Orleans, sender's directive "Steamer 'Genl. Hodges",
a bit of soiling at bottom left, Very Fine and rare, the General Hodges
operated on the Mississippi and Red Rivers, use of this marking during the Confederate period is exceedingly rare, ex Wishnietsky
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