Lot 2169Mails Suspended., straightline handstamp with matching "Nashville Ten." backstamp on cover bearing 3¢ rose (65), small flaws, tied by "Worcester Mass. May 16" double-circle datestamp and target to Franklin Ga., addressed "In care of Lieut. Dooley in charge of Supply Train"; stained at bottom right, otherwise Very Fine, ex-Rudy.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
A RARE MARKING APPLIED AT NASHVILLE TO INDICATE MAIL ROUTE WAS NOT OPERATIONAL.
Lot 2170Papers of Union Naval Officer George H. Prescott, 54 items, including documents, invitations, newspaper clippings and more, a few items trimmed or previously mounted on scrapbook leaves, moderate wear, all sleeved in a loose leaf binder with the original scrap book cover, circa 1863-1907, F.-V.F.
Estimate $500 - 750.
George H. Prescott (1840-1907) of Westfield Mass. served as a mate on the U.S.S. Janiata and other vessels during and after the war. This collection includes leave and discharge papers, a part of 1864 orders signed by Secretary of Navy Gideon Welles, an 1863 letter testifying to his navigational skills, correspondence regarding his post-war career as a steamship captain, genealogical notes, an 1868 letter signed by David Dixon Porter as Superintendent of the Naval Academy recommending Prescott to employers, etc.