EXTREMELY FINE. A RARE JUNE 1, 1861, FIRST DAY OF THE CONFEDERATE POSTAL SYSTEM AND ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE FROM A FLORIDA POST OFFICE.
With 1986 P.F. certificate
EXTREMELY FINE AND RARE FLORIDA USE OF A CONFEDERATE FLAG PATRIOTIC. SELDOM FOUND WITH THE ORIGINAL LETTER INTACT, THIS EXAMPLE HAVING THE ADDED ATTRACTION OF A PATRIOTIC LETTERHEAD.
In the letter the writer, Jonathan Lyons Jr., tells his wife that meat is scarce, because the government is unable to buy any, and that Generals Anderson and Ruggles have arrived (he also mentions Gen. Bragg). Various events surrounding camp life are noted, including mention of a mysterious fire that destroyed the dock.
Ex Antrim and Birkinbine