VERY FINE AND EXTREMELY RARE COVER, SENT FROM BARDSTOWN, KENTUCKY, DURING THE BRIEF OCCUPATION BY CONFEDERATE FORCES UNDER GENERAL BRAGG - SEPTEMBER 23 THROUGH OCTOBER 3, 1862.
Generals Bragg and Kirby-Smith led the Confederate invasion of Kentucky that began in August 1862. Bragg's forces withrew to Bardstown, Kentucky, and occupied the city from September 23rd through October 3rd. It appears that this cover originated at a field post office and was carried to Morristown, Tennessee, where it was placed into the regular mails. The use of a 10c Rose Lithograph on a cover originating in Kentucky is extremely rare.