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Confederate Postal History - 5 Cent Green, Lynchburg, Va. 1862 - Addressed to 1st Virginia Brigade, Lt. James H. Langhorne, 4th Reg. Virginia Volunteers, Manassas Junction, Va. - THE FAMOUS LIBERTY HALL VOLUNTEERS

If you collect covers with great military addresses, here is a beauty!  Lt. James Henry Langhorne was a 19 year old farmer, attending Washington College when Virginia seceded from the Union.  He entered the 4th Virginia Infantry in April of 1861.  He was wounded at 1st Manassas, was captured at Kernstown, Va. in March of 1862 and died in May of 1864!  The 4th Virginia were called the Liberty Hall Volunteers and affectionately “Stonewall’s College Boys”. 

In the book, The Liberty Hall Volunteers by W. G. Bean, Langhorne is quoted twice, in the first Langhorne tells of the hardships of the Romney campaign and the second is admiration for Colonel James F. Preston who had just died. 

The cover shows the usual wear and tear of war, but is great for display.  Be sure to look at the notes written on the reverse of this cover.

THE J. H. LANGHORNE LETTERS ARE IN THE VIRGINIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY IN RICHMOND.  

#PC264 - Price $210