Lot 1524Confederacy, Head Quarters Reserve N.C., Adjutant General's Office, semi-official imprint on buff cover bearing 10¢ blue (12), four margins, small nick, tied by partial Raleigh N.C. double-circle datestamp to Major J.C. Holmes, Commandant at Greensboro N.C.; small erosion spot, otherwise Very Fine and scarce imprint.
C.S.A. Catalog No. S-NC-38 $400.
Lot 1525Confederacy, C.S. Locomotive Shops, Raleigh, N.C., Official Business, semi-official imprint crossed out on cover to Lt. A. B. Shepperson in Salisbury, N.C., franked with four margin 1863, 10¢ milky blue (light edge tone) tied by blue Raleigh, N.C. cds, Very Fine, a rare imprint and which known examples are of private use. Scott No. 12a.
C.S.A. Catalog No. WD-QM-34 Estimate $200 - 300.
Alfred B. Shepperson enlisted as a 2nd Lieutenant on 71-15-61 into Co. F 59th Va. Infantry but transferred into Co. C, 60th Va. Infantry on 8-13-61 and then Co. H of 60th Va.
Lot 1526Confederacy, "Official Business, May Mallett", manuscript semi-official frank on blue adversity cover made from printed form showing blue "Raleigh, N.C., Jun 1863" cds and "Due 5" rating handstamp to Hon. Thos. D. McDowell, Elizabethtown N.C., Very Fine and scarce semi-official adversity use.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 1527Confederacy, "Military Court, Charleston S.C. July 7. 1864", dateline on blue enclosed letter with buff cover endorsed "O.B." for official business carried by courier to Asst. Surgeon E.S. Hart, 7th Regt. Georgia Cavalry, Georgetown S.C., letter reads "Doctor, I have the honour herewith to request that you would furnish me a description of the wound of which the late Major W.P. White died. The case will soon be tried before this Court, and would like to have this information for the purpose of framing the charge and specifications…" and signed "James Simons, 1st. Lieut. Arty Actg. Judge Advocate", Very Fine, an interesting letter concerning the murder of Major William P. White.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 1528Confederacy, State of North Carolina, Executive Department, semi-official imprint on cover with black "Raleigh N.C., Nov 19" cds and matching "Paid" handstamp to Salem N.C., Very Fine.
C.S.A. Catalog No. S-NC-01 $500.
Lot 1529Confederacy, State of North-Carolina, Executive Department, semi-official imprint on buff cover bearing 10¢ blue (11), three margins, tied by red "Raleigh N.C." dateless double-circle, additional strike at right to Graham N.C., Very Fine and attractive.
C.S.A. Catalog No. S-NC-05 $500.
Lot 1530Confederacy, Confederate States of America, Ordnance Department, Fayetteville Arsenal and Armory, semi-official imprint on homemade brown cover hand delivered to "Mr. Carmichael, Present"; docketed "July 12, 1862" with enclosure headed "Fayetteville July 2 1862" from J.G. Shepherd to Major P. Mallett stating "Mr. Archibald Carmichael of this country has a contract to supply lumber to the Confederate States at the Arsenal here-which is not yet fulfilled. It is a large contract and important to the Government. Is he exempt? Be pleased to answer me in 'yes or no' by the next mail.", on the bottom in a different hand is "He is exempt- Your Obt. St-Major Peter Mallett, Maj. AA Genl P.C.A.", also a pencil notation on the verso regarding the specific job and signed by (Capt) William Bell (Builder)., Very Fine, The only recorded example of this imprint and the CSA listing example.
C.S.A. Catalog No. WD-OD-13 $500.
This was obviously sent to Carmichael so he would have proof of his exempt status. Mallett was born in NC, enlisted and was commissioned a Capt. 5-16-61 in Co. C NC 3rd Infantry. He was promoted to Major 5-23-62 and Asst. Adj Gen to serve as Commandant of Conscript.
Lot 1531Confederacy, Ordnance Bureau., semi-official imprint on legal-size yellow cover addressed to Col. John Cunningham, Commanding late U.S. Arsenal, Cannonsburg, endorsed "pr Lieut. Armstrong, Citadel" at bottom left, pencil "1861, 20 March" at left, Very Fine.
C.S.A. Catalog No. WD-OD-02 $350.
Lot 1532Confederacy, Ordnance Bureau., semi-official imprint on legal-size yellow cover addressed to Capt. Thos. Ryan, Commanding late U.S. Arsenal, Charleston S.C., pencil "April 15" at left, Very Fine.
C.S.A. Catalog No. WD-OD-01 $350.
As a result of an Act passed by the South Carolina Legislature on Dec. 17th 1860, the State of South Carolina took over the United States Arsenal in Charleston, thus acquiring a substantial quantity of Arms and Ammunition that became available to the Confederacy.
Lot 1533Confederacy, Office Assistant Quartermaster, Official Business, large imprint on handcarried cover to congressman Clark at thr House of Representatives in Richmond, Va., with notation "Mr. Welsh please deliver to Mr. Clark", Very Fine, believed to be the Only Known Imprint of This Type; with 1972 C.S.A. certificate.
C.S.A. Catalog No. WD-QM-10 Estimate $400 - 600.
On February 20, 1862 Representative Curry of the Confederate Congress' Rules Committee suggested that a committee on Post Offices and Post Roads be established. Subsequently, on the 25th of February it was announced that nine Congressman would comprise the newly formed committee. Two of these members were W.W. Clark of Georgia and Israel Welsh of Mississippi.