Details For Cover ID# 27438

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Cover Type: USA domestic with stamp(s)
Entered by: frajola
Added on:Nov 1, 18
Edited on:Jul 8, 19
 
Postmark: Oct 30, 1861
Origin: Pittsfield, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES
Destination: Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES
 
Description:

3c Pink (#64, Scotts 2019 catalog value $775) strong color, tied by grid cancel to cover with military address, Pittsfield Mass Paid Oct 30 postmark with ms 1861 year date, addressed to Col. Henry S. Briggs, 10th Regt Mass. Volunteers, 1999 PF cert, extremely fine

from Wiki: "Henry Shaw Briggs (August 1, 1824 – September 23, 1887) was brigadier general in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

During the war, Briggs served as a captain with the 8th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was the colonel and first commander of the 10th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. After suffering serious wounds during the Battle of Fair Oaks in 1862, Briggs was promoted to brigadier general and served primarily administrative commands in Baltimore, Washington, D.C. and Alexandria, Virginia. He was, however, periodically assigned various brigade commands in the field for brief periods during the latter half of the war."

Owner's ID: 4801
 
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[SNS 18] SNS# 18 [1861 3¢ Rose - USA Stamps 1861-1865 Issue]