"Port Royal S.C. Sep. 1, 1864" double-circle datestamp on small adversity
cover made from unused S.C. Bank Check, bold "Due 3" straightline handstamp, prisoner's ms. endorsement "via Flag of Truce, J.C. Hammell Lt. Col. 66 NY Vol. Prisoner of War Charleston"
and address to "A.J. Vandower, Asst. Surg. 66th N.Y.V.V. 1st Div. 2d Corps, Army Potomac",
censor's ms. "Ex"
mark, with original one-page letter datelined "CSM Prison, Charleston S.C. Aug. 12, 1864",
officer writes, "Immediately after our capture at Petersburg...we were taken to Macon...but a few days since we arrived in...Charleston, where we now patiently, hopefully, anxiously await the settlement of `preliminaries' (whisky) by the Commissioners of Exchange."
, letter with neat written transcription, minor reduction at left, Very Fine and choice, an outstanding cover with original letter
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