Siege and Capture of Fort Donelson.
3c Rose (65) tied by "Washington D.C. Dec. 3, 1862" double-circle datestamp on back of multicolored Magnus cover to Gratitude N.J., sender's instructions read "This Letter is for white William Hunt"
, with original enclosure (transcript accompanies) with some interesting comments such as "We passed Mr. Lincoln and Gen. McClellan on the way...We passed over the ground at Antietam, where our Army made its last and successful stand and from there drove the rebels back. You would think that lightning had struck the fields there, and left every thing a ruin and a wilderness."
, stamp with light crease and top right corner torn off prior to use, ink splatter on printed design, minor edge wear, still Fine
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