Flag-of-truce cover from the Capt. John J. Miller correspondence, sent from Richmond to St. Louis Mo., original enclosure datelined "Richmond Va. May the 14th 1864"
, manuscript "Care of Mr. Jno. Burd"
, 3c Rose (65) with choice centering tied by quartered cork, "Old Point Comfort Va. Jun. 18" circular datestamp, couple minor corner nicks, Very Fine, a beautiful cover sent by Richmond and Old Point Comfort, the large correspondence between John Miller, a C.S.A. officer and native of St. Louis, and his fiancee Mary Elizabeth Burd produced a number of flag-of-truce as well as P.O.W. covers, John Miller joined Company B, 12th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry on September 2, 1861, the enclosed letter gives explicit instructions to his fiancee on how to send a flag-of-truce letter, "Direct your letters to this place, care of Harrison, Goddin & Apperson, enclose the letter with a Confederate States stamp on it (I enclose you 5) in a larger envelope directed to Maj. Gen. B.F. Butler Commanding Dept Va. Fortress Monroe Va. Write per flag of truce boat on the envelope..."
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