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Sale 35: The Autumn Sale

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Confederate States: Flag of Truce Covers & Blockade Covers

Lot 3196    

Confederacy, 1864 Flag of Truce cover. With "Official Business" imprint crossed out & postmarked "Port Royal, S.C." double circle postmark with "Due 3" handstamp alongside, endorsed at left "Soldier's Letter, W.T. Bennett, Lt. Col. 102 U.S.C.T. in chg of Flag-Of-Truce", addressed to "J.J. Barclay, of Bedford Pa.", who had sent $15 in C.S.A. bills to be delivered to a Maj. John H. Filler, 55 Penna. Vol., a Prisoner of War at Columbia, S.C., enclosed are two printed receipts for same; the 1st with imprint "Headquarters, Department of the South, Office Agent of Exchange (crossed out), Hilton Head, S.C. Nov. 14, 1864" the printed form letter reads, "I have the honor to inform you that the package containing money addressed to (Maj. John H. Filler in manuscript) Prisoner of War, was delivered to a Rebel Officer, whose receipt for the same I enclose." signed in manuscript by "W.T. Bennett, Lt. Col. 102 U.S.C.T. in charge of Flag-Of-Truce", the 2nd printed receipt signed by a C.S.A. Lieutenant at Port Royal Ferry, S.C., Oct 26, 1864 acknowledges receipt of the $15 C.S.A. money, Very Fine, Most interesting example of how such matters were handled for prisoners.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

Realized: $700

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