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Sale 1190 — The Kilbourne Collection of CSA Stamps and Postal History, Part 2

Sale Date — Wednesday, 24 October, 2018

Category — Flag-of-Truce Mail

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1446
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1446, Flag-of-Truce Mail5c Blue, Local (7), 5c Blue, Local (7)5c Blue, Local (7). Tied by "Richmond Va. Mar. 9, 1863" circular datestamp on North-to-South civilian inner flag-of-truce cover to Matthews County Va., exchanged via Old Point Comfort-Fortress Monroe (where the outer cover with U.S. postage was discarded), manuscript examined marking at right, paper seal glued to left which contained a Half Dime to pay Confederate postage, the rate was 10c so the single 5c stamp was applied and "Due 5" was written partly over the paper seal for the deficiency, replacement Half Dime is glued to cover which has a large sealed tear at right, stamp with light crease, Very Fine appearance, a scarce and unusual cover, ex Dietz, illustrated in Antrim book on p. 193

E. 1,000-1,500
1,300
1447
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1447, Flag-of-Truce Mail10c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Huge margins all around, tied by clear strike of "Richmond Va. Oct. 20, 1863" circular datestamp on North-to-South civilian inner flag-of-truce folded letter to Brownsburg Va., directive "By Flag of Truce from Fortress Monroe to Richmond Va" at bottom, letter datelined at Harshmansville, Montgomery County, Ohio, on Oct. 3, 1863, includes the statement "Through the courtesy of the gentlemen officers -- letters not of a military or political character will be forwarded by the Flag of Truce," Extremely Fine, a superb civilian flag-of-truce cover and 10c Die B stamp, wonderful quality, the outer envelope bearing U.S. postage and addressed to Old Point Comfort was discarded at the exchange point

E. 750-1,000
800
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1448
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1448, Flag-of-Truce Mail10c Blue, Die B (12), 10c Blue, Die B (12)10c Blue, Die B (12). Large margins to clear, light vertical crease, tied by "Lincolnton N.C. Jul. ?" circular datestamp on small South-to-North civilian flag-of-truce cover to a doctor, care of a professor in New Haven Conn. (presumably at Yale), mixed franking with 3c Rose (65) tied by quartered cork cancel, bold strike of "Old Point Comfort Jul. 24" double-circle datestamp, manuscript "Per flag of truce" and "Exchange Bureau Richmond Va".

VERY FINE UNITED STATES AND CONFEDERATE STATES MIXED FRANKING ON A CIVILIAN FLAG-OF-TRUCE COVER.

Very rare in this outstanding condition

E. 1,500-2,000
1,000
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1449
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1449, Flag-of-Truce MailCamp Chase, Columbus O, Camp Chase, Columbus OCamp Chase, Columbus O. Buff prisoner-of-war cover to Greenville Va., directive "By Flag of Truce By Fortress Monroe Virginia," circular censor handstamp "Examined Camp Chase O" (Ty. Ic), mixed franking with 3c Rose (65) in a pinkish shade, tied by target cancel with "Columbus O. Mar. 8 (1864)" double-circle datestamp, Confederate postage paid by 10c Blue, Die B (12), tied by "Richmond Va. Mar. 15" circular datestamp, 3c stamp with small tear at top left and small corner crease, Very Fine mixed-franking prisoner-of-war cover, sent via the Old Point Comfort-Richmond flag-of-truce route, ex White and Meroni

E. 1,000-1,500
900
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1450
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1450, Flag-of-Truce MailElmira Prison, N.Y, Elmira Prison, N.YElmira Prison, N.Y. Incoming oatmeal prisoner-of-war cover to Jas. A. Maulden of the 24th Georgia Regiment, 10c Blue, Die B (12) tied by "Lawrenceville Ga. Jan. 20 (1865)" circular datestamp, manuscript flag-of-truce notations and "care of" directive through Col. Hatch, assistant agent of exchange at the War Department in Richmond, pencil "Ex" censor marking, manuscript $1 US Currency" indicating contents, with "80" in parenthesis, exchanged via Richmond and Fortress Monroe, somewhere along the way 3c Rose (65) applied for U.S. postage but not cancelled or postmarked (likely originates as there are no U.S. due markings), upon arrival at Elmira the prisoner's fate was revealed by bold magenta manuscript "Dead", opened on sides and some minor flap reinforcement, Very Fine and scarce use with the money contents and the death notation, James A. Maulden died at Elmira Prison on January 8, 1865, shortly before this was mailed, he was buried in grave no. 1223 (source: Google Books Elmira Prison Camp; a History), ex Shenfield

E. 1,000-1,500
2,400
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1451
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1451, Flag-of-Truce MailGettysburg Pa., Letterman General Hospital, Gettysburg Pa., Letterman General HospitalGettysburg Pa., Letterman General Hospital. Buff prisoner-of-war cover from Lt. Col. Benjamin F. Little to his wife in Little's Mills N.C., directive "Through Comdg Officer at Fortress Monroe Va." at lower left, manuscript "Examined, R. Bell Capt. & Prov. Mar." censor's mark, U.S. postage paid by 3c Rose (65), tied by blue grid cancel, matching "Gettysburg Pa. 1863 Sep. 2" double-circle datestamp, Confederate postage paid by pair 5c Blue, Local (7), left stamp damaged at left, right stamp small tear, tied by "Richmond Va. Sep. 11, 1863" circular datestamp

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE MIXED-FRANKING COVER FROM THE PRISON HOSPITAL ESTABLISHED NEAR THE GETTYSBURG BATTLEFIELD AND SENT VIA FLAG-OF-TRUCE TO RICHMOND.

Benjamin Franklin Little was appointed captain in Company E, North Carolina 52nd Infantry Regiment, on April 28, 1862, and promoted to full lieutenant-colonel on July 3, 1863, the last day of the Battle of Gettysburg. During Pickett's Charge, Lt. Col. Little was severely wounded while leading his men and captured on the battlefield. After spending time at the Letterman Hospital at Gettysburg, he was transported on September 28 to West's Building Hospital in Baltimore, then to Ft. McHenry Prison on October 22, 1863. Records show he was mustered out on August 30, 1864, at Gettysburg.

The Little correspondence is well known, and some of it is preserved at the Greensboro Historical Archives. According to the archives' website: "Benjamin Franklin Little was a planter and in the late 1850s married the former Mary Jean 'Flax' Reid, daughter of influential planter and politician Rufus Reid of Iredell County, North Carolina. After the outbreak of the Civil War, Little was appointed captain in the North Carolina Troops in March 1862 and in August of that year received his commission, which placed the company he commanded in the 52nd Regiment. At the battle of Gettysburg, Little was severely wounded, then captured by Union forces and hospitalized. His wound would subsequently require the amputation of his left arm, after which he was sent to prison in Maryland. In March 1864 he was paroled at Point Lookout, Maryland, and shortly thereafter exchanged at City Point, Virginia. A month later he was appointed Lieutenant Colonel to the Field and Staff of the 52nd Regiment, but by July he submitted his resignation due to reasons associated with his disability. Upon his release from service, Little returned to the family home, called Carlisle, to farming and other business ventures. In the last year of the war he became active in state politics and later served as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1876. He died at his residence in July 1879."

In the aftermath of the bloody battle of Gettysburg, approximately 22,000 soldiers of both armies required medical treatment, including thousands of wounded Confederate soldiers left behind as Lee began his retreat. Treatment of the wounded at Gettysburg was the responsibility of the Army of the Potomac. Dr. Jonathan Letterman, Medical Director for George G. Meade's Army issued orders on July 5, 1863, to establish a general hospital in the Gettysburg area and provide transportation and supplies to the site for treatment of the wounded. In his honor, the temporary hospital was named after him. The site chosen for the vast hospital camp was on the George Wolf Farm, roughly one and one-half miles east of Gettysburg on the York Pike. The hospital was ready by mid-July and staffed with a small army of surgeons, nurses, cooks, quartermaster and supply clerks while a detachment of infantry was detailed as camp guards to look after stores and hospitalized Confederate prisoners. Treated with equal care by the Union surgeons and nurses, the Confederate soldiers were later transported to northern prison camps before parole. Less than 100 patients remained at Camp Letterman by November 10 and it was officially closed a few weeks later. (from the National Park Service Gettysburg website at http://www.nps.gov/archive/gett/getttour/sidebar/letterman.htm).

Ex Antrim and illustrated in his book on p. 58

E. 1,500-2,000
2,100
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1452
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1452, Flag-of-Truce MailPoint Lookout, Md, Point Lookout, MdPoint Lookout, Md. Oatmeal incoming prisoner-of-war cover to Sgt. John Richardson of the 9th Division, mixed franking with Confederate postage paid by 10c Blue, Die A (11), huge margins to just in at bottom, tied by "Ansonville N.C. Feb. 1" circular datestamp, U.S. postage paid by 3c Rose (65) tied by segmented cork cancel with "Old Point Comfort Va. Apr. 4" double-circle datestamp, manuscript "Care of Maj Brady" (provost marshal), additional manuscript mark at top left, Extremely Fine, a very choice mixed-franking prisoner-of-war cover

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
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1453
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1453, Flag-of-Truce MailPoint Lookout, Md, Point Lookout, MdPoint Lookout, Md. Buff prisoner-of-war cover to Eagle Machine Works in Richmond Va., mostly clear strike of "Prisoner's Letter Examined. Sept. 9. 1864" octagonal censor handstamp (Ty. IIb), manuscript "Via Flag of Truce" mixed franking with 3c Rose (65), target cancel, unclear strike of Point Lookout Md. circular datestamp, Confederate postage paid by 10c Blue, Die A (11), tied by "Richmond Va. Sep. 29" circular datestamp, 10c stamp with light horizontal crease, fresh and Very Fine mixed-franking flag-of-truce cover, this was overpaid for Confederate postage by 8c

E. 1,000-1,500
850
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1454
c
Sale Number 1190, Lot Number 1454, Flag-of-Truce MailPoint Lookout, Md, Point Lookout, MdPoint Lookout, Md. Orange prisoner-of-war cover to Richmond Va., endorsed "Flag of Truce" and "C.L. Richardson Co. A, 4th N.C. Cavalry", clear strike of examiner's large oval handstamp "Approved Point Lookout, Md. J. N. Patterson Capt & Provost Marshal" (Ty. 1), 3c Rose (65) tied by target cancel and "Point Lookout Md. Jan. ?" double-circle datestamp, also tied by Richmond Va. circular datestamp with unclear date, "DUE 2" drop letter rate handstamp, some minor edge tears, Very Fine appearance

E. 500-750
500
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