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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: May 3, 1862 (Military Field Post Office)
Origin: Virginia, UNITED STATES
Destination: Neenah, Wisconsin, UNITED STATES
 
Description:

1861 3c rose (#65) tied by blue "BANKS' DIVISION MAY 3" (1862) circular datestamp on orange cover to Neenah, Winnebago County, Wis. This is a military field post office marking; recorded uses are from Mar. 20 to Aug. 17, 1862.

General Nathaniel P. Banks and his troops were fighting in the Shenandoah Valley Campaign at that time, in northern Virginia, in pursuit of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson. When Banks' men reached the southern Valley at the end of a difficult supply line, president Lincoln recalled them to Strasburg, at the northern end. Jackson then marched rapidly down the adjacent Luray Valley, and encountered some of Banks' forces in the Battle of Front Royal on May 23 1862.

Owner's ID: 1705
 
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
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[SNS 18] SNS# 18 [1861 3¢ Rose - USA Stamps 1861-1865 Issue]