Lot# : 159 Confederate States Patriotic Covers
Eleven-Star Flag with "Washington Artillery" imprint and the notation "of Louisiana at Centreville, Va." and "from Sgt. A Hero, Jr.", addressed to New Orleans, Tudor Hall Va Sep 17 (1861) cds, unfranked with "10" due marking of Tudor Hall and "due 10" of New Orleans handstamps, opened and slightly reduced at top, some light overall aging but still a Fine and rare cover (CSA Handbook F11-15 var.)
Andrew Hero (1839-1914) served in the Confederate Army from 1861-65 with the Washington Artillery, was present at the Battle of Gettysburg, was wounded at Sharpsburg in Sept 1862 and at Petersburg in April 1865. He enlisted as a Sergeant in May 1861 and advanced through the ranks to Captain by 1864. Hero ran as a Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in 1886, for lieutenant governor in 1888, and acted as a Louisiana state representative at several National Republican Conventions.
The Washington Artillery, organized in 1838, fought in the Mexican War as Persifal Smith's Regiment. It was reorganized in 1852 as the Washington Artillery and was among the most famous of the Confederate volunteer artillery units, being composed of prominent men of New Orleans.Start Price : 750.00 USDCurrent Opening : 850.00 USDHammer price : 4,250.00 USD
Lot# : 160 Confederate States Patriotic Covers
South Carolina "Palmetto State Flag" design in blue with "Whitaker, Wilmington." caption (CSA Handbook FSC-1), bold Wilmington NC 28 Jun cds with accompanying "5" and "Paid" handstamps plus an ms "Paid", addressed to Olive Branch NC, with enclosure datelined "Radcliff Battery/ Oak Island NC/ June 27th, 1861" mentioning soldier duties around camp and some military news, envelope opened at left and with some small edge breaks, piece of black paper adhering to back side, o/w Very Fine; signed Dietz
Provenance: M Hubert Judd
Jon E Bischel (Nutmeg Sale 27, 2000)Start Price : 750.00 USDCurrent Opening : 750.00 USDHammer price : 2,300.00 USD