Lot 2505Confederacy, Point Lookout (Camp Hoffman), prisoner cover from Private James C. Zimmerman to his wife in Bethania, N.C., bearing U.S. 1861, 3¢ rose and C.S.A. 1863, 10¢ blue, four large margins with rich color, both tied by target cancel duplexed with "Point Lookout, Md., Nov 16 '62" cds and "Richmond, Va, Nov 27" cds, large "Approved, J.A. Patterson, Capt. & P. Marshall, Point Lookout, Md." type I examiner's oval handstamp, prisoner endorsement at left, with original enclosure datelined "Point Lookout, Md., Nov the 12th 1863"; some minor soiling, stamp faults including 3¢ with pre-use tear, Very Fine and choice, ex Dietz.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
The letter from Private James C. Zimmerman of Company D of the 57th Regiment, North Carolina, mentions that the entire company is at Point Lookout except for three that includes one who was killed. He mentions they were captured on the 7th of November near Brandy Station. This letter was written only five days later.
Lot 2506Confederacy, Point Lookout Prison, Point Lookout, Md., orange cover bearing U.S. 1861, 3¢ rose, perf repair, tied by bold "Point Lookout, Md., Aug 31 '64" cds and target duplex to Germantown N.C., clear strike of "Prisoner's Letter, Examined." octagon handstamp below, partial "Richmond Va. Sep 16" cds and bold "10" due rating handstamp for C.S.A. postage, endorsed "Per Flag Truce, Via Fortress Monroe" at lower left; reduced slightly at left, F.-V.F.
Scott No. U.S. #65 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 2507Confederacy, Point Lookout Prison, Point Lookout, Md., orange prisoner cover bearing U.S. 1861, 3¢ rose, tied by target cancel, matching "Point Lookout, MD Jan 28" cds to the left, addressed to Mr. Geo Turner, Goochland CH, Va., large oval "Approved" Point Lookout handstamp (Type I), entered CSA mails with "Richmond Va Feb 1" cds and matching "Due 10" handstamp; light staining at the left not involving the postal markings., F.-V.F.
Scott No. US #65 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 2508Confederacy, Point Lookout Prison, Point Lookout, Md., orange buff cover bearing 1861, 3¢ rose tied by target cancel duplexed with "Point Lookout Md. May 13 '64" cds to Miss Carrie C. Morfit at Baltimore Md., endorsed "Lieut. H. J. Cartright, 7th Ala. Vol. C.S.A., Prisoner of War, Point Lookout, May 12th 1864"; reduced slightly at left with bit of side flap missing, Extremely Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
H.J. Cartright shows enlisted as a 3rd Lieut. in F. Company of the 9th Alabama Infantry in the military records. Point Lookout records also show 9th Ala. and admitted to prison on March 1, 1864. The "7 Ala." probably written in error by a scribe. Carrie Morfit was known to have provided aid to soldiers.
Lot 2509Confederacy, Point Lookout Prison, Point Lookout, Md., wallpaper cover front showing gray and white design, addressed to "Henry A. Tiller, Prisoners Camp Point Lookout, Maryland in care of Major A. G Bray, 4 Division, Co K", bearing U.S. 3¢ rose tied "Old Point Comfort Va. Mar 27" cds, red endorsement as from Harriet M. Tiller at left; faults, Fine and scarce adversity front to P.O.W.
Scott No. U.S. #65 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 2510 ()Confederacy, Point Lookout Prison, Point Lookout, Md., two adversity cover fronts; one made from ledger sheet to prisoner at "General Hospital, Ward No 15", franked with U.S. 1861, 3¢ rose tied by cork handstamp, Old Point Comfort, Va. cds and "Exd. E.A.F." examiner marking, other a turned usage with 1863, 10¢ blue (defective) tied by Richmond, Va. cds on reverse; both with red pen docketing (1864-65) and crayon filing letters, Fine.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 2511Confederacy, Point Lookout Prison, Point Lookout, Md., front only of a prisoner-of-war turned usage, one side to Point Lookout from Maple Springs N.C. bearing U.S. 1861, 3¢ Rose tied by cork, "Old Point Comfort Va. Feb. 6" cds, red pen 1864 docketing, turned usage on other side from Point Lookout to Maple Springs, prisoner's endorsement at left and "Prisoner's Letter Examined" octagonal handstamp (Ty. IIa), "Point Lookout Md. Oct. 7 '64" cds and U.S. 1861, 3¢ rose mostly removed, portion of Richmond cds and "Due 10" straightline handstamp for C.S.A. postage; small pieces missing from corners and top, Fine appearance, ex-Walske.
Scott No. U.S. #65 Estimate $150 - 200.
More than 2,000 cover fronts are known to Point Lookout because a dealer salvaged them from a waste paper sale in the 1920's (Antrim page 18). This turned front is among the more unusual and desirable from that group.
Lot 2512Confederacy, Prytania Asylum, New Orleans, La., cover addressed to "Mrs. C.M. Pritchard, Prytania Asylum, New Orleans La" (second line erased causing some slight erosion), with manuscript "Hd. Qrs. Defences NO" and "Approved M.M.S." censor's marking, entered mails with "New Orleans La. Oct 21 1863" cds and matching "Due 3", reverse with New Orleans Oct. 30 cds and matching "Adv." framed handstamp, manuscript "answered" notation, some light soiling, Very Fine, This is the only recorded cover to or from Prytania Asylum., Gunter.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Mrs. Pritchard was apparently a Confederate sympathizer incarcerated there temporarily and released by the time this cover arrived. She claimed her letter after it was advertised in the local paper.
Lot 2513Confederacy, Rock Island Barracks, Rock Island, Ill., yellow cover bearing 1861, 3¢ rose, s.e. at left, tied by blue duplex on cover addressed to "Charles L. Mc. Alister - Prisoner of War, Barrack No. 22, Care Col. A. J. Johnson, Rock Island, Illinois", partial "R.I. Barracks, Examined, Prisoner's Letter" oval handstamp; no flap and some flaws, Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 2514Confederacy, Rock Island Barracks, Rock Island, Ill., orange cover addressed to Mr. W. L. Clayton, Barracks No. 69, Rock Island Ill. bearing 1861, 3¢ rose tied by grid cancel, matching "Princeton Ky. Dec 26" cds, partial blue "Examined" examiner's oval (type II) that is recorded in blue only from Aug. 11, 1864 to February 21, 1865, blue crayon "50¢" indicates money was enclosed, Very Fine, ex-Hedrin.
Estimate $150 - 200.