Russellville Ky. Jan. 27 (1862).
Circular datestamp clearly struck on brown cover to Handeboro Miss., soldier's letter endorsement from member of 20th Regt. Miss. Vol., sender's directive "Via New Orleans La."
-- a circuitous route down the Memphis, Clarksville & Louisville R.R. and back up the Mississippi (Federal troops controlled the upper portion of the river) -- two-line "DUE/10"
handstamp applied at Memphis, blue crayon "Due 10", overall dampstaining but still Very Fine, a rare Confederate cover from Russellville, the site of the first Confederate convention of the provisional government of Kentucky, ex Gallagher
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