Lot 1328Confederacy, Fort Pulaski (Savannah, Ga.) the "Immortal 600", prisoner of war cover addressed to Fayetteville, N.C. from a known correspondence from Capt H. W. Horne, 3rd N.C. Regt. endorsed "Pr Flag of Truce, Via Charleston", cover did not go through Charleston but apparently was taken directly to Savannah, Ga where it entered the Confederate mail with "Savannah, Ga., Nov 10" cds and matching "10" rate handstamp, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate $500 - 750.
AN EXTREMELY RARE FORT PULASKI PRISONER OF WAR COVER, ONE OF ONLY A HANDFUL RECORDED WITH A SAVANNAH GA. POSTMARK.
Capt Henry W. Horne of Company C 3rd N.C. Infantry was captured at Spotsylvania C.H., Va. on May 12, 1864 and confined at Fort Delaware and transferred to Morris Island in Charleston Harbor in late August 1864 as a member of the Immortal 600 arriving on or about September 7, 1864. As an Immortal 600 P.O.W. at Morris Island, Capt Horne was under fire from the Confederate batteries in Charleston from early September 1864 until he was transferred to Fort Pulaski on or about October 21, 1864. Capt Horne was then relocated to Hilton Head S.C. November 19, 1864 and then returned to Fort Delaware March 12, 1865. He was released June 6, 1865. This cover dated on November 10, 1864 was mailed during his brief time at Fort Pulaski. A very similar cover from the same correspondence from Capt Horne when he was at Hilton Head S.C. routed through Charleston is illustrated in Harrison's P.O.W. book.
Lot 1329Confederacy, Johnson's Island, homemade envelope franked with United States 3¢ rose (65), light bend, tied by waffle grid with Old Point Comfort, Va., Sep. 14 double circle alongside, addressed to a lieutenant at Johnson's Island, Block #8, manuscript notation "For Flag of Truce" and manuscript prison Examiner's marking at top, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 1330Confederacy, Point Lookout, Md., orange prisoner-of-war cover bearing 3¢ rose (65), couple short perfs, tied by target cancel duplexed with "Point Lookout Md. Apr 5" cds to Pittsylvania C.H. Va., endorsed "P.M. Martin, Lt Col, 53d Va Vols, Pris: of War" at left, manuscript "By Flag of Truce Through Comdg off: Fortress Monroe" endorsement at top, large oval "Approved J. N. Patterson Capt. & Provost Marshal Point Lookout, Md." examiner's handstamp (Type 1), exchanged via Old Point Comfort and Richmond with "Richmond Va., May 6" cds and matching "Due 10" handstamp for Confederate postage, Very Fine and choice prisoner-of-war use with the large J.N. Patterson examiner's handstamp.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Lt. Col. Rawley White Martin of the 53rd Virginia Volunteers (Armistead's Brigade) was wounded during Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg and was by certain accounts the first man over the wall during that climactic battle, he survived and lived nearly another 50 years.