VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A REMARKABLE CIVIL WAR USAGE, SENT BY JEFFERSON DAVIS, FORMER CONFEDERATE PRESIDENT AND IMPRISONED LEADER OF THE SOUTHERN REBELLION. ONE OF ONLY THREE KNOWN POSTALLY USED LETTERS SENT BY JEFFERSON DAVIS AS A PRISONER OF WAR.
A fourth example is known, but it was privately carried outside of the mails.
Ex Dr. Robertson. Illustrated in Antrim, page 97.
VERY FINE. A RARE FIELD COVER FROM CONFEDERATE GENERAL ROBERT E. LEE TO GENERAL J.E.B. STUART.
Robert E. Lee's letters sent from the field were enclosed in envelopes signed "R. E. Lee Genl". The letters and other important papers were carried by military courier, usually to Richmond to another officer under Lee's command. James Ewell Brown Stuart, the recipient, was a trusted Confederate Cavalry General and excelled in major conflicts such as the Peninsular Campaign and the Battle of Chancellorsville. He was killed at the Battle of Yellow Tavern in 1864
Ex Dr. Robertson.