Details For Cover ID# 26491

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Cover Type: USA domestic with stamp(s)
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Nov 11, 17
Edited on:Nov 11, 17
 
Postmark: Oct 1, 1861 (Military Field Post Office)
Origin: Maryland, UNITED STATES
Destination: Rockbottom, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES
 
Description:

1861 3c rose (#65) tied by "G.B.D. Oct. 1" (General Banks' Division) two-line postmark on cover to Rockbottom, Mass. This is a military field post office marking; recorded uses are from Sept. 16 to Oct. 18, 1861.

General Nathaniel P. Banks was assigned to the western district of Maryland at that time. There he was responsible for the arrest of legislators sympathetic to the Confederate cause, in advance of legislative elections. This, combined with the release of local soldiers in his army to vote, ensured that the Maryland legislature remained pro-Union. Banks's actions had a chilling effect on Confederate sentiment in Maryland. Although it was a slave state, it remained loyal through the war.

Owner's ID: 1704
 
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
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[SNS 18] SNS# 18 [1861 3¢ Rose - USA Stamps 1861-1865 Issue]