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

Sale Date — Thursday, 27 May, 2010

Category — Flag-of-Truce Mail: Other Routes

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
242
c
Sale 988, Lot 242, Flag-of-Truce Mail: Other RoutesAbingdon Va. Flag-of-truce cover from Abingdon Va. to Hebron Ky., mixed franking with C.S.A. postage paid by 10c Blue, Die B (12), tied by "Abingdon Va. Jul. 7" (1864) circular datestamp, U.S. postage paid by 3c Rose (65), tied by quartered cork, "Old Point Comfort Va. Jul. 18" double-circle datestamp, docketed at left "Care of Capt Hatch...Richmond Va.", reverse with manuscript "Lt. Albert Corbin...Morgan Division"

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL MIXED-FRANKING FLAG-OF-TRUCE COVER FROM A KENTUCKY CONFEDERATE SOLDIER TO HIS FAMILY IN UNION-CONTROLLED KENTUCKY.

Albert Corbin joined many of his fellow Boone County citizens and enlisted in the Confederate Army. He served from July 1863 as a 1st Lieutenant in Company B, Kentucky 3rd Cavalry Battalion, which was part of noted cavalry commander John Hunt Morgan's Division.

E. 1,500-2,000
1,200