Details For Cover ID# 28548

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Cover Type: CSA with stamp(s)
Entered by: frajola
Added on:Apr 10, 20
Edited on:Apr 12, 20
 
Postmark: Aug 10, 1864
Origin: Petersburg, Virginia, UNITED STATES
Destination: Army Of Northern VA, Virginia, UNITED STATES
 
Description:

[Lee's Cavalry] cover addresses to Lieut. William N. Green, care of A.P. Pifer's Company, care Genl. R.E. Lee's Hd Qtrs, Army Northern Virginia with 10c bluish tied by light blue Petersburg VA Aug 10, 1864 postmark (during seige of Petersburg), ex Faulstich

The addressee was enrolled as a 1st Lieutenant in Captain Pifer's Company of Scouts, Guides and Couriers, subsequently Company A, 39th Virginia Cavalry Battalion. He was paroled at Appomattox on April 9, 1865 with horse and equipment. Considered to be Lee's personal cavalry this command participated in every engagement at which Lee was present.

Found online: They considered themselves "Lee's Body Guard," cavalrymen specifically recruited to serve as scouts, couriers and guides for General Robert E. Lee. Though their battle experiences might pale compared to those of soldiers under J.E.B. Stuart and Wade Hampton, the men of the 39th Virginia served crucial roles in the Confederate army. From the fields of Second Manassas to Appomattox Court House, they were privy to the inner workings of the Confederate high command. They were also firsthand witnesses to the army's victories and triumphs and to its tragedies and trials, from losing Stonewall Jackson at Chancellorsville to losing the opportunity to win the war at Gettysburg

Owner's ID: 4877
 
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For Sale? No
Stampless? No
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