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
250
c
Sale 988, Lot 250, Flag-of-Truce Mail: Other Routes21 Rampart Street, New Orleans La. Prisoner-of-war cover addressed to a lady at No. 93 Camp Street in New Orleans, censored twice by Federal officers, "Respect forward Z.K. Wood Lt Commdg Prison", on reverse and "Exd. & forwarded Wm Sterling Capt. 1st U.S. Infty. Comiy of Prisoners" on front, clear "New Orleans May 23" (1865) circular datestamp and "3" due handstamp, small erosion hole in address panel

VERY FINE. A RARE PRISONER-OF-WAR COVER FROM 21 RAMPART STREET, WHICH WAS USED AS A UNION PRISON FROM 1863 TO 1865. FEWER THAN FIVE COVERS ARE RECORDED.

21 Rampart street was a residence that was used to hold Confederate officers, including those captured at Fort Hudson in July 1863 (Harrison p. 143). Captain William H. Sterling was Commissary of Prisoners in 1865 when this cover was sent.

E. 2,000-3,000
1,400