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CS Postal History 4th VA. Cav. - The "Powhatan Troop" - Pvt. Manson Bradshaw Sends Home this Cover to His Wife in Chesterfield County, Va. - Postmark "Richmond, Va." & "DUE 5" - Bradshaw would become a POW, wounded & die of his wounds in just a few months of writing this letter

Manson Bradshaw was a Private in the Powhatan Troop (see our photo of this great regiment).  He served in Company E of the 4th Virginia Cavalry.  He was captured at the battle of Williamsport, Md. on September 11th, 1862 and was confined at Fort Delaware.  After being exchanged, he was wounded on October 11th, 1862 at the battle of Raccoon Ford, Virginia and die from his wounds in the famous Chimborazo Hospital in Richmond, Virginia on November 1st, 1863. 

The cover is on the typical Confederate “brown paper bag” type paper and makes a fine appearance.  It has a full back flap and is in fine condition. 

#PC240 - Price $195