10c Greenish Blue, Die A (11c).
Three margins, in at bottom, creased, tied by "Nacogdoches Tex. Jan. 28"
(1864) circular datestamp on cover originating in Jasper County, Georgia, and addressed to A. R. Hockersmith in Union-held Benton, Arkansas, carried westward across the Mississippi River by a Confederate courier (ms. "Sent by H. M. Henley"
on backflap), entered Confederate mails at Nacogdoches and sent to Camden Ark. where exchanged under flag-of-truce, manuscript "Ex & appd. Maj. W. Percy, Comdg Post"
examiner's endorsement applied on arrival at Benton, with original letter dated Nov. 29, 1863, the writer describes his company's part in the Battle of Chickamauga, taking a ball thru the eye, other casualties, amputations and mention of Gen. Bragg fighting and retreating to Dalton, minor stain spots and folds in cover
FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE -- OR POSSIBLY UNIQUE -- TRANS-MISSISSIPPI COVER FROM GEORGIA TO ARKANSAS VIA TEXAS. AFTER CROSSING THE MISSISSIPPI, THIS COVER WAS EXCHANGED BY FLAG-OF-TRUCE, EXAMINED BY A UNION OFFICER AND DELIVERED TO THE ADDRESSEE IN BENTON, ARKANSAS.
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