Lot 2415Confederacy, 7-Star Flag With "Our Flag" Slogan, full color design of Waving Flag over "SC" for Southern Congress, affixed to small pink-lined ladies envelop hand carried to Rev. Dr. Claxton, Extremely Fine and choice, ex-Groten.
C.S.A. Catalog No. ST-1 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 2416Confederacy, 7-Star Flag With "Our Flag" Slogan, full color design of Waving Flag over "SC" for Southern Congress, affixed along with CSA 1862, 5¢ blue (4), minor gum stain, on July 4, 1862 letter written just after the Union occupied New Orleans by a soldier writing back home to Massachusetts, he states "And this 7 stars and stripes is what he is afighting for. 'C.S.' cannot always live"; fold separation, Very Fine and interesting soldier sentiment, ex-Groten. Scott No. 4.
C.S.A. Catalog No. ST-1 Estimate $400 - 600.
This letter datelined at New Orleans La. was written by Dan E. Morrison who enlisted as a Private on November 21, 1861 and mustered into Company F of the MA 31st Infantry. He was commissioned as 2nd Lieut. into Company B of the CT 91st Infantry on Sep. 23, 1863.
Lot 2417Confederacy, 7-Star Flag With Liberty Cap on Flagstaff, full color patriotic design with Jas. L. Gow imprint (No. 12) on cover bearing U.S. 1857, 3¢ dull red tied by "Augusta Ga. May 4" cds to L. Vandyke at Orange Ga., forwarded to Mesaca with manuscript "Forward Charge 3" and matching "Orange 17th May" postmark; light stain, no backflap, F.-V.F. Scott No. US #26.
C.S.A. Catalog No. F7-19 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
There were two Van Dyke brothers (William and Charles) from Gordon County in Company K of the 4th Georgia Infantry. The regiment was at Augusta at this time where it mustered into Confederate service before leaving for Virginia. Both brothers were killed on the same day at Gettysburg on July 2, 1863.
Lot 2418Confederacy, 7-Star Flag, label on love poem enclosure, with original cover to Oxford, N.C., franked with 1863, 10¢ blue tied by blue "Hillsboro, N.C., Apr 1" cds, manuscript "For the Sassafras York Mail" routing endorsement, Very Fine and choice, ex Bleuler.
Scott No. 11 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 2419 ()Confederacy, 7-Star Flag, red and blue allover design on rebacked cover front to Whitehall, N.Y., franked with U.S. 1857, 3 dull red tied by "Saint Louis, Mo., Apr 10, 1861" cds; stamp defects including small corner repair and a couple edge tear in front at top, F.-V.F. appearance. Dietz No. F7-2B.
Scott No. U.S. 26 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 2420Confederacy, 7-Star Waving Confederate Flag, red white and blue design on four page lettersheet datelined "June 21" /61" from daughter Jennie to her mother about a coming wedding to an officer in Captain Dickerson's company, and she hears "of another battle…", hopes her mother can attend, Very Fine and rare design.
C.S.A. Catalog No. F7-28 $1,000.
The C.S.A. catalog notes that this flag design is known only used on lettersheets and none are recorded on cover. Catalog value is for lettersheet.
Lot 2421Confederacy, 8-Star Confederate Flag, unlisted red, white and blue design of small extended flag on lettersheet with "Winchester Va., July 17th 1861" dateline, four page letter from A.N. Steele to Ellen with some excellent military battle content including "intense excitement…Genl. Patterson (Abolitionist) was reported to be marching on this place with forty thousand men" verse General Johnson at Martinsburg twenty miles from us, "We have something over twenty thousand men here and had them all on the field yesterday and last night when I was standing I could see eight thousand at our sight we expect an attack every minute…They are certain to have a big fight but where or when it will come off I can't say…", a Very Fine and unlisted patriotic flag design.
C.S.A. Catalog No. F8-5 var. Estimate $500 - 750.
AN EXCELLENT LETTER OF THE MILITARY ACTION AND STRATEGY AT MARTINSBURG VA. IN JULY 1861.
Union troops under General Robert Patterson would leave Martinsburg for Charles Town on the day this letter was written, July 17th 1861. Martinsburg would remain in Confederate hands until March 2, 1862.
Lot 2422Confederacy, 9-Star Flag, red and blue design on cover to Clarksville, Ga., Savannah, Ga. cds and 1861, 5¢ green which appears unused and is likely a replacement, Very Fine appearance, still the nine star flag is the rarest of all Confederate flag patriotics. Dietz No. F9-2.
Scott No. 1 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 2423Confederacy, 10-Star Confederate Flag, design on unused buff envelope with "Stand by that flag, men of the South…" verse and W & J. Bonitz of Goldsboro N.C. imprint, bearing two uncancelled 1862, 5¢ blue (6) singles, picked up by a Union soldier on the battlefield, reverse with pencil "This is what I got out of a rebel Knapsack" note; some folds and light stain at left, F.-V.F. and scarce, ex-Gordon Bleuler.
C.S.A. Catalog No. F10-11 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 2424Confederacy, 10-Star Waving Flag, red white and blue design on flap of cover to Puters Creek Va., matching "Paid 5¢" at upper right, blind embossed design at upper left; minor staining along top fold, F.-V.F.
Estimate $400 - 600.