Details For Cover ID# 27483

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Cover Type: CSA with stamp(s)
Entered by: southern*patriot
Added on:Nov 8, 18
Edited on:Nov 8, 18
 
Postmark: Sep 20, 1862 (BATON ROUGE BATTLE ROULETTE HALLER NUTT & THE OCTAGON HOUSE)
Origin: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, UNITED STATES
Destination: Natchez, Mississippi, UNITED STATES
 
Description:

CSA #1 roulette pair on cover with manuscript "Baton Rouge, La, Sep 20/62" postmark and "X" pen cancels. After Federal troops evacuated Baton Rouge on August 21, 1862, the Confederates operated the post office on a restricted basis. The old Baton Rouge, LA postal handstamp town marking was not available, thus the necessity to cancel mail in manuscript. Two Baton Rouge, Louisiana manuscript postmarked covers are recorded. This cover is NOT YET RECORDED as being #3 example. The cover was sent to Haller Nutt, Esqr., Natchez, Miss. It is rumored that Haller Nutt, a very successful American Southern Planter, had up to 800 slaves on the many plantations that he owned and his net worth just before the war an estimated $3 million dollars. The ironic side of the story is that Haller Nutt was a strong Union Supporter. One of his eleven children; Sargeant Prentiss Nutt, was named after a Great Union Orator. Haller's dream house known as "Nutt's Folly" was never finished as construction was halted in the beginning of the Civil War in 1861. Longwood (Natchez, Mississippi) is a historic antebellum octagonal mansion that is the largest of its kind in the United States.

 
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
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