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16th Pennsylvania Cavalry Private Harvey Thompson Sends Home “A postage stamp that I took from the pocket of a dead rebel that you may see how they look”
In this small 3-page letter in easily read pencil, Harvey Thompson of Company L, 16th PA. Cavalry writes:

• “We are troubled with the Rebel Cavalry a good deal at present. They attacked our picket line a few days ago and we had a hard fight with them and finally drove them back. We killed some of them and took some prisoners. I will send you a postage stamp that I took from the pocket of a dead rebel that you may see how they look.”

• “Our Regiment lies five miles of the Rebel camp. We expect they will show more fight pretty soon again, but let them come. We are ready for them.”


The 5 cent Jeff Davis stamp has been placed in the upper righthand cover of Thompson’s cover that he sends home. The opposite corner has the usual 3 cent Washington U.S. stamp and Washington D.C. postmark.

A great little item for display and special in that most souvenir relics were just picked up on the battlefield… this one taken from the pocket of a dead rebel!

#L659 - Price $180

































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