Chesapeake Hospital Va.
Buff unsealed prisoner-of-war cover addressed to William Alexander Fewell at Chesapeake Hospital Va., a South-to-North use sent thru Fortress Monroe and Old Point Comfort, mixed franking with Confederate postage paid by 5c Blue, Stone 2 (4)
and U.S. postage paid by demonetized 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26),
both tied by "Old Point Comfort Va. Jul. 2" (1862) circular datestamp, the address and other directives on the cover have been mostly erased and some of them re-written in non-contemporary pencil, the 5c stamp with toned spots, despite the difficulty in deciphering what was originally written on the cover, extensive research by Galen Harrison and Jerry Palazolo offers conclusive evidence that this is a genuine South-to-North mixed-franking prisoner cover, accompanied by a Union Patriotic with a No. 65 and the same Old Point Comfort circular datestamp (showing that this style was used during the period in question, cover heavily toned) and by several letters detailing the expertization process and descriptions of the recipient, who was a member of the 1st Palmetto Sharpshooters (and died at Chesapeake Hospital before this cover was received), with 2004 C.S.A. certificate
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