Envelope with a Union Patriotic Label used as a stamp - or - just cancelled. I also believe that due to the occupation, perhaps an informal postal system existed, using the pre-war cancellation device. Envelope addressed within occupied western Virginia Capt.
" Pencil notation, "Missent to Rocks, Georgia. Copy of 1986 letter from Harvey Sheppard (personal content redacted) attempts a first-attempt at explaining this letter and cover and correctly points out that the "11th Virginia" is not a Confederate Unit, but a U. The letter does not point out how the label might have been some sort of local post, provisional, or defacto-stamp, which I believe.Charleston, Ka[nawha] County, Va. I want you to come up and get me out of the Guard House. It never was my intention to desert. Please attend to this matter soon and oblige, your friend, Richard Grafs. Coals Mouth, Ka[nawha] Co. Sometimes I will require this to protect us both. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Other Civil War Original Items".
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