Details For Cover ID# 28350

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Cover Type: USA domestic with stamp(s)
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Aug 10, 19
Edited on:Aug 10, 19
 
Postmark: Feb 3, 1863
Origin: Port Royal, South Carolina, UNITED STATES
Destination: Brooklyn, New York, UNITED STATES
 
Description:

3c rose (#65) with target cancel on cover to street address in Brooklyn, N.Y., with "Port Royal S.C. Feb 3 1863" cds, and docketing "Feb 10/63". Brooklyn had government carrier service at that time, so the recipient, Miss Mary Ganner, likely paid 1c for delivery to her home at No. 1 Van Brunt St. She also docketed the letter as "No. 4", probably the fourth letter received from this correspondence.

Port Royal was a Union-occupied city during the American Civil War, and one of the supply ports for the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron. The Squadron Commander at the time was Rear Admiral Samuel Francis DuPont (up to July 5, 1863). The Battle of Port Royal was one of the earliest amphibious operations of the American Civil War in which a U.S. Navy fleet and U.S. Army expeditionary force captured Port Royal Sound S.C. between Savannah, Georgia and Charleston, SC and the two Confederate forts in Port Royal guarding it, on November 7, 1861.

Owner's ID: 2202
 
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? No
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[SNS 18] SNS# 18 [1861 3¢ Rose - USA Stamps 1861-1865 Issue]