ANOMALOUS JUL/25 DATE IN POSTMARK ON COVERS WITH STAMPS
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 Typographs, Richmond printing, on cover postmarked
VICKSBURG/MISS with JU-/25 date.
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