Lot 2538Confederacy, Salisbury Prison, Salisbury N.C., stampless flag of truce inner cover from the North to Joseph L. Parry, Prisoner of War at Salisbury N.C. two U.S. pencil censor markings "Exd" and "Ex-", entered Southern mails with blue "Petersburg Va. Jul 13" cds with matching "Paid" and "10" ratings, C.S.A. manuscript "Ex WPJ" censor marking at top, Very Fine, A scarce example from the short-lived Petersburg exchange route used only May through September 1862.; with 2008 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Joseph L. Parry was chief engineer on the U.S. transport steamer Union when it ran aground on November 3, 1861, on the North Carolina coast. Parry was held at Salisbury Prison until his exchange in September, 1862. The Parry correspondence to and from the prison was described in two outstanding articles by Lawrence Lohr in the Confederate Philatelist in 1995 and 2008.
Lot 2539Confederacy, Johnsons Island, Sandusky, Oh., circa 1864 orange buff Prisoner cover bearing U.S. 3¢ rose (65) tied by "Sandusky O, Jul" duplex to Mrs. Lou. L. Clark at Atlataville Miss., endorsed "T. A. Pope, Capt. & Pris. of War, 29th Miss. Infantry" at top right and "Per Flag of Truce via Fortress Monroe" at bottom left, entered Southern mails with "Richmond Va. Jul 30" cds and matching "Due 10" rating handstamp, Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Johnson's Island housed mostly CSA officers.