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Sale 99: The December Sale

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Civil War Postal History

Lot 1009    

1862 (Feb. 27) Burnside Expedition N.C. Island to Wayne, N.Y., red and blue Flag and Lady Liberty patriotic design (Bischel 4099) on soldier's letter cover entering mails with Philadelphia "U.S. Ship, 3cts" circular rating handstamp for incoming U.S.S. Naval mail, endorsed "Soldiers Letter, N.E. Pierson, Chaplain 89 N.Y.", original first four-pages of longer letter datelined "Feb 27 th 1862" with bad grammar but detailed description of war including the North Caroline Expedition, Zoaves killing Rebel captives, decapitation by grapeshot, troops killed and wounded, etc., with typed transcription; edge wear, reduced slightly at right, F.-V.F. Civil War patriotic use with excellent war content.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

The sender, mentions being stationed at the Provisional Burnside Expedition Camp at Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina on Feb. 22nd, and then arriving at an Island he does not know the name of, but we presume to be Roanoke Island carried by the USS Louisiana that had some smokestack issues along the way. He mentions capturing 3,800 Confederates who we were transferred to Elizabeth Island for guarding.

Realized: $210

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