VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE COVER WITH A FOUR-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE BATON ROUGE 5-CENT PROVISIONAL WITH MALTESE CROSS BORDER.
According to http://4thla.com/history.htm , at this point in the war the 4th La. was stationed along the Mississippi sound to protect against the possibility of invasion. Composed mainly of well-to-do planters and their sons, almost everyone in the original company was promoted to the rank of officer.