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Sale 55: United States Postal History

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Railroad Covers

Lot 2462    

Confederacy, Wartrace N. & C. R. R. Jun 3, 1863, route agent's oval datestamp and pencil "Due 10" rating on homemade cover addressed to "C.S. Central Laboratory, Macon Georgia", endorsed "Private John Little, Lumsden's Battery, Ala. Lt. Art.", Very Fine, ex-Solomon, Boshwit.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

Lumsden's battery, Capt. C. L. Lumsden, was organized at Tuscaloosa, and reported at Mobile, November, 1861. After the battle of Shiloh, it relieved Gage's battery at Tupelo. It was in the battle of Corinth, in the Kentucky, Tennessee and North Georgia campaigns, and lost heavily in the battles of Farmington, Perryville, Murfreesboro and Kenesaw Mountain. From Dalton to Atlanta it lost 5 men, and at Nashville lost 28 men. As it was during the greater part of the war in the reserve artillery, it saw extremely hard service, being continually in demand. It was in the army of Mobile during the siege of Spanish Fort. At the end of the war it was transferred to Mississippi, where it surrendered.

Realized: $650

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