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Pre-Civil War Charleston Cover with "Ravenel & Co." Hand Stamp

This cover addressed to Col. Henry C. Cabell in Richmond, Virginia is in very good condition.  There is a manuscript “Due 3” at the top along with a manuscript date of “June ‘59” on the front.  In the left corner is an oval stamping “Ravenel & Co. Charleston, S.C.”  In the right corner is an excellent .03 cent red-brown Washington stamp with a beautiful “Charleston, Jun. 18, S.C.” cancellation.  Henry Coalter Cabell was a 41-year-old lawyer from Richmond.  In April of 1861 he became Captain of Company B of the 38th Battn. of the Virginia Heavy Artillery.  Apparently he had been a “Colonel” in the Virginia Militia prior to the war.  He became Colonel again in the 1st Virginia Artillery regiment in July of 1862. 

#PC91 – Price $65