Lot 2188Confederacy, Bath C.H., Va. Aug 21, cds on cover with matching "Paid" handstamp and pencil "5" rating on orange cover addressed to Richmond Va., original letter datelined "Hot Springs, Aug 18, 1861", Very Fine, ex-Kohn, Thayer.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 2189Confederacy, Cobham, Va. Aug 24, clear strike of circular postmark with manuscript dating, matching "Paid" handstamp and manuscript "5" rating (Dietz type II) on 1861 cover from the Rives Correspondence addressed to Mrs. Alfred L. Rives Care of James B. Macmurdo Esq, Richmond, Virginia, 1861 docketing at left indicates that the letter was from "Mamma."; no flap, Very Fine.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Alfred L. Rives (initially a Capt and promoted Maj and Lt Col) was the second ranking officer at the Engineer Bureau in the War Department at Richmond.
Lot 2190Confederacy, "Cole's Ferry Va., Oct 26, 1861", manuscript postmark on cover with bold strikes in brown of "Paid" and circled "5" handstamps (Dietz type IA) on cover to Henry C. Rice at Hampton Sidney College Va.; edge tears affect postmark, partial backflap, F.-V.F., a scarce use from Charlotte County, ex-Thayer.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Henry Crenshaw Rice was a graduate of Hampden Sidney College and enlisted on September 17, 1862 at Buffalo County Va. as a private in Company B of the Virginia 14th Cavalry. He re-enlisted on March 1, 1864 and was paroled on April 11, 1865 at Farmville Va.
Lot 2191Confederacy, "Columbia Va., March 29 1862", neat manuscript postmark with matching ms. cross-hatch canceling 1862, 5¢ blue, four large even margins, on homemade cover addressed to Bachelor, Whig Office in Richmond Va.; small part of flap missing, Very Fine, ex-Thayer.
Scott No. 4 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 2192Confederacy, Farmville Va., cds on cover with matching grid cancel bearing 1861, 10¢ blue, four margins except touching top left frameline, addressed to Mr. A. W. Strange, Palmyra Fluvanna in Virginia, Very Fine.
Scott No. 2 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 2193Confederacy, Farmville, Va. Oct 30, greenish cds ties 1863, 10¢ blue, four large margins, addressed to Mr. A. W. Strange, Paymyra Fluvanna, Virginia, slight staining along the bottom edge; flap mostly missing, F.-V.F., This Farmville postmark has a definite greenish color to it although the CDS is not recorded in green.
Scott No. 11 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 2194Confederacy, Goodson (Va.), clear strike of postmark with date removed on orange soldier's cover addressed to Wm. Brown Sr. at Independence Va., manuscript "Due 10" rating, soldier's endorsement "R.G. Brown, Capt. Co. C 8' Va. Cav." at top left, small opening flaw at bottom, Very Fine, One of only two recorded soldier's letter with the Goodson straightline, ex-Haas; signed by Brian Green, P. Kaufman.
Estimate $300 - 400.
On Sept. 18th 1863, Union General Stoneman attacked the town of Goodson and burned the post office to the ground. The postmaster produced a new woodcut straightline postmark that is found in three states: with "SEPT" date, with "OCT" date, and final state with month designation removed.
Lot 2195Confederacy, Gordonsville, Va., brown cds ties 1863, 10¢ greenish blue, four large margins with sharp impression, on buff cover addressed to Mrs. Molie A. Evans, Jackson Butts County, Georgia, military endorsement at upper left "Lieut J. B. Evans Co I 53rd Ga Regt.", Extremely Fine.
Scott No. 11c Estimate $100 - 150.
John B. Evans enlisted 5/12/1862 and was promoted 1st Lieut 10/15/1863. He served throughout the war surrendering with his unit at Appomattox.
Lot 2196Confederacy, Gordonsville, Va., brown cds ties 1863, 10¢ blue, four margins, on homemade cover to Mr. G. M. Wilkinson, Newton N.C., Very Fine.
Scott No. 12 Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 2197Confederacy, Horse Pastures, Va. Oct 24, clear strike of cds and manuscript "Paid 10" rating on homemade brown cover addressed to C. Y. Thomas at Martinsville Va., docketed from W.J. Salmon, 24 Oct. 1863; backflap cut, F.-V.F., ex-Kohn, Agre.
Estimate $100 - 150.
C.Y. Thomas was a man of more than ordinary distinction in Virginia, an attorney of ability who served in the Virginia senate before the War and struggled in vain against secession. Despite this, he held the office of commonwealth attorney during the War and was appointed by the Confederacy to distribute supplies to needy families of Confederate soldiers. After the war, he was appointed Military Governor of Virginia.