Lot 2484Confederacy, Columbus Tex Jul 27, clear strike with matching framed "Paid" and small "10" rating handstamps on circa 1861 orange cover addressed to James Byars at Covington Tenn. for the over 500 mile 10¢ rate; vertical crease, reduced slightly at right, Fine, This is the earliest recorded example of this cds.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 2485Confederacy, "Galveston Texas July 16, 1863", dateline on Head Quarters, Dist. Texas, New Mexico & Arizona official imprinted stationery from Major General John B. Magruder, accompanied by cover mailed privately to Capt. W. Edwards at Galveston and endorsed "O.B." at top; some cover aging, F.-V.F.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
A RARE TEXAS MILITARY OFFICIAL BUSINESS USE.
Lot 2486Confederacy, Galveston Tex. Sep 2? fine strike ties 1863, 10¢ milky blue, four large margins, small flaws, on blue cover addressed to Asst. Surgeon Henry M. Jones, Mosely's Battery (Care Maj. Genl. Wharton), "In the Field", Arkansas, readdressed to Whartons Corps, Ark. and Shreveport La., pencil docketing "Recd - Oct 22nd 1864, Camp near Red River above Fulton"; reduced slightly at left, light aging, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 11a Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 2487Confederacy, Kaufman Texas Oct 22, fine strike of cds and matching "Paid" handstamp (CSA type A) with manuscript "2" rating on unsealed orange buff cover to Bonham Tex. at the circular rate; some edge wear, Very Fine and rare circular rate.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 2488Confederacy, [Military] "Head Quarters Harrisons Brigade, Camp Near Richmond Texas, May 24th 1865", dateline on "General Orders No 13" letter with marching and discharge orders for several Texas regiments, Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 2489Confederacy, "Mt Pleasant Texas, April 30th", manuscript postmark and matching "Pd 5" rating on adversity cover made from printed receipt form addressed to Dr. Josh. Scurlock at Pittsburg, Texas, accompanied by second adversity cover made from printed form of lighthouse board hand carried to same addressee; small flaws, F.-V.F.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 2490Confederacy, "Owensville Tex, Decr 17", manuscript postmark with matching "Paid 10" rating on cover with military address to Maj. L. G. Scogin, 3d Cavalry Battalion, Texas State Troops, Sabine Pass, Texas, manuscript "chg Scogin" at top right; some abrasion, F.-V.F.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 2491Confederacy, "Plano Tex. Jun 24", manuscript postmark on circa 1864 wallpaper cover with blue and white design bearing two 1862, 5¢ blue singles, flaws, and with military address to Pinckney A. Bozarth at Natchitoches La., Stone's Regiment, Partisan Rangers, some cover wear, Very Fine and colorful.
Scott No. 7 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Br June 1862, Federal forces controlled the Mississippi River north of Greenville, MS and south of New Orleans. The Texas coast was also blockaded. External mail from Texas addressed to destinations east of the Mississippi River was funneled overland through Louisiana for the remainder of the war. Out-of-state Texas soldiers were responsible for an increase in mail transported along this route.
Lot 2492Confederacy, Rusk Texas. Feb 13, as forwarding postmark with manuscript "ford" on folded letter datelined from Camp 35 miles above Arkansas Post, on the bank of the Ark. River, Juy 13/63" to Bonners Ferry Tex., entered mails with "Little Rock Ark" cds and matching "10" rating handstamp (CSA type E), soldier's endorsement "Lieut. A. A. Cameron, Ochiltree's Regt., T.I." at top left; letter tells of heavy fighting with the Yankee forces along the river; cover crease at left, Very Fine, A rare use from Arkansas forwarded at Rusk Texas., ex-Bleuler.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 2493Confederacy, San Antonio Texas Jan 28, green cds and matching green "MISSENT" straightline handstamp (CSA type L) on cover to Orizaba Tex., origin "Goodman Miss Jan 7 1863" cds and manuscript "Paid 10" rating; reduced at left and corner mend lower right, Fine, A rare green auxiliary marking from Texas.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Missent letter were not affected by rate as they were the fault of the post office and in-turn, were forwarded at no additional charge. This was posted before Union forces took control of the Mississippi River in the summer of 1863.