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Confederate Postal History - Lexington, Va. June 8 (1861) with Blue PAID 5 - Addressed to REV. W. N. PENDLETON, CAPT. ROCKBRIDGE ARTILLERY! - BECAME CONFEDERATE GENERAL

We would love to know who was writing the Reverend… was it his wife?  Perhaps his son?  (Sandie left Lexington on June 14th for Harper’s Ferry.)  Anyway, a very historic cover:

 Rev. W. N. Pendleton D.D.

Capt. Rockbridge Artillery

Care of Gen. Johnson

Harper’s Ferry

Virginia

Via

Winchester

In the new book on Confederate States of America Stamps and Postal History, it shows that the PAID 5 blue stamp-less marking is valued at $300 and of course ours is addressed to a very famous future General who commanded the Artillery of the Army of Northern Virginia.  He named his favorite cannons, “Mathew”, “Mark”, “Luke” and “John” and when the command to fire was given he would say “Let the Scriptures speak!”

#PC261 – Price $350