Summer Auction 2019 Sale 76
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Rare prisoner's postal cover from the notorious Union P.O.W. camp at Johnson's Island, located in Sandusky Bay in Lake Erie. The 5 1/4" x 3 1/4" cover was sent by a Confederate P.O.W. to one Oliver S. Schoolcraft in Schenectady, N.Y. It bears a rare "PRISONER'S LETTER JOHNSON'S ISLAND" censor's stamp at bottom, as well as a light postal cancel, date illegible. A good imprint, cover moderately soiled. Initially, Johnson's Island was the only Union prison exclusively for Confederate officers but eventually held privates, political prisoners, persons sentenced to court martial and spies. Civilians who were arrested as guerrillas, or bushwhackers, were also imprisoned on the island. During its three years of operation, more than 15,000 men were incarcerated there.
JOHNSONS ISLAND P.O.W. POSTAL COVER
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Minimum Bid: $140.00
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Estimate: $300 - $400
Auction closed on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.
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