Details For Cover ID# 16189

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Cover Type: CSA with stamp(s)
Entered by: haascovers
Added on:Jun 27, 10
Edited on:Jun 27, 10
 
Postmark: circa 1864
Origin: Richmond, Virginia, UNITED STATES
Destination: Yorkville, South Carolina, UNITED STATES
 
Description: 20-cent green Washington (Scott 13) horizontal pair on overweight cover.  
CSA Adjutant and Inspector General's Office imprint, with Official Business crossed out.  
 
Manuscript return address reads:  Saml W. Melton Maj Va Adjt 
Samuel W Melton is recorded as being assigned to the Adjutant's Office, as shown by the following letter (for illustrative purposes only, not enclosed in this cover): 
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Confederate States of America, War Department
Adjutant and Inspector-General's Office
Richmond, Virginia, June 22, 1863
Colonel Bradley T. Johnson :

Sir: You are authorized to recruit from Marylanders and muster into service companies, battalions and regiments of Infantry, cavalry and artillery, to serve for the war, and to be attached to and form part of the Maryland Line.
 
By Command of James A. Sedden, Secretary of War.
Samuel W. Melton, Major and A. A. G.
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Letter taken from:  
http://www.ccws.us/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=47&Itemid=55
 
 

Owner's ID: mp3697
 
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
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