Details For Cover ID# 29000

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Cover Type: USA domestic with stamp(s)
Entered by: nomad55
Added on:Dec 16, 20
Edited on:Dec 16, 20
 
Postmark: Nov 17, 1861
Origin: Princeton, New Jersey, UNITED STATES
Destination: Oxford, New York, UNITED STATES
 
Description:

Colonel Edward Dickinson Baker (born London, England on 24 February 1811) died in the battle of Ball’s Bluff (Virginia) on 21 October 1861, commanding troops ordered to re-inforce General Charles Stone’s brigade. Baker holds the dubious distinction of being the only US senator killed during a military engagement. The battle at Ball’s Bluff was an unmitigated Union disaster, caused in part by Baker’s combat inexperience, unfamiliar terrain, and his poor understanding of military logistics.

From the Bearer collection of mourning covers.

 
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[SNS 18] SNS# 18 [1861 3¢ Rose - USA Stamps 1861-1865 Issue]