Sale 988 — The Steven C. Walske Collection of Civil War Special Routes

Sale Date — Thursday, 27 May, 2010

Category — Flag-of-Truce Mail: Pocotaligo-Port Royal

Cat./Est. Value
Sale 988, Lot 210, Flag-of-Truce Mail: Pocotaligo-Port RoyalCharleston S.C. Inner prisoner-of-war cover made from ruled note paper, with original letter datelined "C.S. Prison Charleston S.C. Oct 5" endorsed "H E Beeby 2 Lt 22 NY Cav Prisoner of war Charleston SC", censored with manuscript "Exd" (Capt. Hugh Hamilton Rogers, Provost Marshal's Office, Charleston), also endorsed "Soldier letter WT Bennett Lt. Col. & agt ex", entered U.S. mails with "Port Royal S.C. Nov. 13, 1864" double-circle datestamp and "Due 3" rate for soldier letter, writer notes "my health never was any better...I am very fleshy, corn bread agrees with me very well. I would recommend it for some of the invalids in our section a very good thing it is.", minor age spotting, Very Fine and scarce flag-of-truce P.O.W. cover routed via Pocotaligo and Port Royal

E. 500-750