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Lot #686
CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA Prisoner of War & Flag of Truce covers
1863 cover addressed to Lt. Robert, Prisoner of War, "Johnsons Island, Near Sandusky, Ohio", sent from Grognasville NC, with Old Point Comfort, VA transit, franked with two 5c Confederate adhesive and defective 3c USA stamp, further endorsed "Via Flag of Truce City Point", scarce South to North POW cover (U.S. rules called for the removal of the "Rebels" when mail entered the U.S. postal system), overall ageing and cover creases, with extensive Molesworth write-up in pencil, CSA certificate (Johnson's Island was a Union prison for Confederate officers during the American Civil War. It was located in Sandusky Bay of Lake Erie, near Sandusky, Ohio)
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$450.00

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Lot #687
CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA Prisoner of War & Flag of Truce covers
1864 cover addressed to "Mr. James C Wall, Prisoner of War Camp Morton Indianapolis, Indiana", franked with uncanceled U.S. 3c rose, further endorsed "By flag of Truce via City Point", penciled "U.S. Currency" and on back "Postage enclosed in silver", fine, with elaborate Molesworth's write-up. Envelopes containing cash for Rebel POWs were separated from the regular mail at Fortress Monroe and carried to the prisons by military couriers. Since this routing bypassed the Federal mails, stamps on such covers were not canceled. Mr. Wall enlisted in 1863 at Princeton, WV and was taken prisoner in 1864 at Piedmont, Va, confined to Camp Morton and exchanged on March 3, 1865
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$230.00

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Lot #688
CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA Prisoner of War & Flag of Truce covers
1864 (24 Aug) cover from Hillsville, Va from Mrs. Smith to Lt. William A. Smith, Prisoner of War at Port Delaware, U.S. 3c and Confederate 10c franking, sent via Old Point Comfort, Va (3 Sep), with pencil docketing indicating Sep 6, 64 delivery, fine
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$450.00

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Lot #689
CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA Prisoner of War & Flag of Truce covers
1864 (7 Oct) cover (slightly reduced at left) from Sandusky, Ohio to Mrs. Hannah Archer in Churchville, Md., franked with U.S. 3c, with departure pmk alongside and oval "Prisoner's Letter Examined F.W. Johnson's Island Hillsville, Va (from Captain Robert Harris Archer)
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$450.00

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Lot #690
CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA Prisoner of War & Flag of Truce covers
1864 (12 Oct) cover (slightly reduced at top) from Chandler Springs to a Confederate Prisoner of War at Rock Island Prison, Illinois, U.S. 3c uncanceled and Confederate 10c franking tied by manuscript Chandler Springs cancel, with "Due 6" handstamp, with Molesworth's handwritten description on back, 2005 CSA certificate
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$450.00

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Lot #691
CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA Prisoner of War & Flag of Truce covers
1864 "Prisoner's of War Johnsons Island, Examined G.S.B." in oval, struck on cover from a Confederate officer, prisoner of war, Sandusky, O., with 3c franking, addressed to North Carolina, with Confederate States 10c added in Virginia, endorsed "Per Flag of Truce via Ft. Monroe", fine Flag of Truce (North to South) POW cover (Johnson's Island was a Union prison for Confederate officers during the American Civil War. It was located in Sandusky Bay of Lake Erie, near Sandusky, Ohio)
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$450.00

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Lot #692
CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA Prisoner of War & Flag of Truce covers
1864 two "Flag of Truce" covers, one with 3c U.S. and pair of 5c Confederate stamps, endorsed "Pleasant Grove, N.C. July 8", also "Via Fortress Monroe", most of the address portion missing, still legible "S.G. Crawford, Block 12, Mess 1", probably a Union P.O.W camp; other cover with 10c Confederate canceled by red Petersburg, VA, in combination with U.S. 3c to a Confederate POW at Union Prison Camp Point Lookout, Md, "Old Point Comfort, VA" transit, without censor markings, cover considerably aged, both with extensive Molesworth write-ups in pencil (Point Lookout was the largest and one of the worst Union prisoner-of-war camps, established on August 1, 1863. It was located at the extreme tip of St. Mary's County, on the long, low, and barren peninsula where the Potomac River joins Chesapeake Bay)
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Lot #693
CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA Prisoner of War & Flag of Truce covers
1864 (3 Apr) coverfront from a Prisoner of War at Point Lookout, Md, with U.S. 3c and Confederate 10c franking, sent via Old Point Comfort, Va (3 Apr), with pencil docketing
$230.00

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