ANOMALOUS JUL/25 DATE IN POSTMARK ON COVERS WITH STAMPS

10¢ Blue Lithograph, Paterson printing, on cover postmarked VICKSBURG/MISS with JUL/25 date

10¢ Blue Lithograph, Paterson printing, on cover postmarked VICKSBURG/MISS
 with JUL/25 date. Manuscript docketing reads, “Answered March 23rd 63.”
Cover likely carried a letter from Private John Henry Whitmire, Company G,
 43rd Georgia Infantry Regiment. Private Whitmire was captured during the
Battle of Champion Hill (Baker's Creek) May 16, 1863, and died in the prison
 camp at Fort Delaware July 30, 1863.

 

5¢ Blue Typograph, Richmond printing, on cover postmarked VICKSBURG/MISS on JU-/25

5¢ Blue Typographs, Richmond printing, on cover postmarked
VICKSBURG/MISS with JU-/25 date.

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