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STOLEN 8/13/17 - Confederate Postal History - 8th Georgia Infantry Color-Bearer S. B. Barnwell of Company B - Killed While Carrying the Flag

This cover has a “May 26th, 1862, Richmond, Virginia, DUE  10” cancellation  and two nice Army of Northern Virginia “grid” stampings.  Proudly displayed in the upper right hand corner is its writers I.D.: 

Priv. S. B. Barnwell Co. B

8th Georgia Regt.” 

The 8th Georgia Infantry was a famous fighting regiment.  A new book “A Scythe of Fire” about the 8th was recently written.  On page 187 of that book (photocopy included), the author Warren Wilkinson, writes about the fighting at the battle of Sharpsburg.  The 8th lost 20% of the men that they had carried into battle. 

“One of the killed was another color-bearer, S. B. Barnwell of Company B, third man to die during the war carrying the flag of the Eighth Georgia.”

The cover has some staining and discoloration but has an overall excellent appearance.  It was sold 18 years ago by Confederate stamp expert John L. Kimbrough.   

#PC236 - Price $350