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Flag of Truce & Prisoner of War Covers

Lots 1184-1187

Lot 1184    

Confederacy, Goldsborough, N.C., inner civilian flag-of-truce cover addressed to Louisburg, N.C. with "Goldsborough, N.C., Jun 2" cds with matching "Paid" handstamp, manuscript "Examined O.D." examiner's endorsement at left, Very Fine, a very scarce North Carolina flag-of-truce usage.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Current Opening Bid: $140

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Lot 1185    

Confederacy, Camp Chase, Ohio, manuscript endorsement on buff Prisoner of War cover bearing uncancelled 3¢ rose (65) to Benton, Arkansas, additional "Lt. Col. Miller 11th Regt Arks, Prisoner of War" and "Politeness of Mrs. Clark" endorsements, Very Fine.
Estimate    $1,000 - 1,500.

Cynthia Charlotte "Lottie" Moon (1828-1895) was born in Danville, Virginia on August 10, 1828. She and her sister, Virginia "Ginnie" Moon are best known for their role as Confederate spies during the American Civil War. As spies for the Confederacy, Lottie and Ginnie smuggled information and medicine from North to South.

After the fall of Fort Donelson, Lottie heard that one of her brothers was at Camp Chase and she traveled there. Upon discovering that none of her relations were incarcerated at Camp Chase, Lottie Clark remained at the prison to improve the Southerners' condition. According to the Virginia Historical Society, she also volunteered to serve as courier by taking prisoners' mail to Richmond, Virginia, and allowing Confederate authorities to distribute it from the capital to the captives' native states. For some reason, a large group of 170 letters mostly slated to be carried by Lottie Clark did not connect with her and ended up in Ohio long-term storage. 112 of the letters made their way to the Virginia Historical Society, and only a few are held in private hands.

References: Kaufmann, Trish, "Confederate Mail Runner and Spy, Lottie Moon Clark", The Confederate Philatelist, 4th Qtr 2016, pp. 4-19.

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Current Opening Bid: $475

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Lot 1186    

Confederacy, Johnson's Island Prison, Ohio, manuscript examiner's marking on orange cover bearing 3¢ rose (65) tied by target duplex "Sandusky O. May 6, 1864" double-circle datestamp to Cartersville Geo. and forwarded to Penfield Ga., endorsed "For Flag of Truce via Fortress Monroe & City Point Va.", "Richmond Va. Jun 2" cds, two different types of Confederate "Due 10" handstamp, Very Fine.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

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Current Opening Bid: $260

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Lot 1187    

Confederacy, Prison Camp Near Berryville, Va., "6th Corps, 1st Division" patriotic cover sent from northern soldier prisoner to New Germantown, N.J., endorsed "Judge Ould, Commissioner of Exchange, Richmond, Va." and "Via Richmond Per Flag of Truce" at left, franked with 1863, 10¢ blue (12) and additional U.S. 1861, 3¢ rose (65) both tied by "Staunton, Va., Sep 4" cds, through the lines with with "Old Point Comfort, Va., Sep 14" cds and cork cancel additionally canceling 3¢; 3¢ with s.e. and margin nick at top left, F.-V.F., accompanied by 1938 A. Dietz examination letter.
Estimate    $1,000 - 1,500.

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Current Opening Bid: $475

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