Sale 1238 — Civil War Special Mail Routes

Sale Date — Wednesday, 23 June, 2021

Category — Express Mail in Southern Territory Occupied by U.S. Forces

Cat./Est. Value
Sale 1238, Lot 391, Express Mail in Southern Territory Occupied by U.S. ForcesForwarded by Adams Express Co. from Baton Rouge, La. Black on yellow label on 3c Pink entire (U34) to Providence R.I., manuscript "4/- Paid" (four bits, or 50c), with original letter from T. N. Colwell, datelined at Baton Rouge on Aug. 30, 1863, interesting contents including reference to General Banks being an "upright honest man", description of cotton seizures in New Orleans and "all the Negroes have quit work and the Government is feeding a great portion of them...their business is stealing," label has minor corner creases, Very Fine, Baton Rouge was occupied during the war beginning in May 1862, and this is a desirable wartime express use, the Adams Baton Rouge label is very rare

E. 750-1,000