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Cover Addressed to a Prisoner at Johnson’s Island: The Colonel of the 53rd Virginia Infantry, William R. Aylett – He was the Grandson of Patrick Henry! – Has Nice Oval “PRISONER’S LETTER EXAMINED” Stamping on Reverse
This cover has a great address on the cover:

Wm. R. Aylett Col. 53rd Va. Infantry C.S.A.
Prisoner of War
Block I Co. 2 Johnsons Island
Sandusky City,
Ohio

To display it you will want to put a photocopy of the fine inspected seal that appears on the reverse. The cover measures 2 ¾ x 4 ¾ inches.

Aylett was wounded 3 times in the war (Gettysburg, Drewry’s Bluff, and Sailor’s Creek). It was after Sailor’s Creek, the last battle of the war for the Army of Northern Virginia, that Aylett was captured and sent to Johnson’s Island. The cover has a “NEW YORK MAY 10” (1865) postmark. The war is over, and he is still in prison! He finally took the Oath of Allegiance on July 25th, 1865.

Condition is excellent. A very rare cover… and the grandson of Patrick Henry!

#PO100 - Price $425