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Postal Cover, 1880 Virginia Cover to General Kemper, CSA, Confederate

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Postal Cover, 1880 Virginia Cover to General Kemper, CSA, Confederate
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Antique Postal envelope c.1880, canceled Stevensburg, VA, addressed to Genl Kemper, Madison Court House, VA.

A little wear and soiling, very good condition.

James Lawson Kemper (1823-1895) was a lawyer, an officer during the Mexican War, a Confederate general in the American Civil War, and the 37th Governor of Virginia. He was the youngest brigade commander and only non-professional military officer in the division that led Pickett's Charge, during which he was severely wounded.

Virginia erected a historic marker at Kemper's former home, which has now been restored by the Madison County Historical Society and other organizations, and is available for receptions and other activities. It is part of the Madison Courthouse historic district. His papers are held by the Library of Virginia.

Because Kemper (like Mahone) supported education of African-Americans, some schools for African-Americans founded during his governorship were named after him, including Kemper School No. 4 in the Arlington District of Alexandria County, Virginia.

Also, the Kemper Street Industrial Historic District in Lynchburg, Virginia straddles the former Lynchburg and Durham Railroad, construction of which began in May, 1887; the Norfolk and Southern Railroad acquired the line in 1898, which spurred that district's industrial growth.

Actor Royce D. Applegate portrayed Kemper in two films, Gettysburg (1993) and Gods and Generals (2003).

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US: 1st Class (c.4-10 days) ------------ $12.50
Canada: Priority (c.2-6 weeks) ---- $30.50
World: Priority (c.2-8 weeks) ----- $42.50
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Postal Cover, 1880 Virginia Cover to General Kemper, CSA, Confederate

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1082: Postal Cover, 1880 Virginia Cover to General Kemper, CSA, Confederate

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Lot 1082 Details

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Antique Postal envelope c.1880, canceled Stevensburg, VA, addressed to Genl Kemper, Madison Court House, VA.

A little wear and soiling, very good condition.

James Lawson Kemper (1823-1895) was a lawyer, an officer during the Mexican War, a Confederate general in the American Civil War, and the 37th Governor of Virginia. He was the youngest brigade commander and only non-professional military officer in the division that led Pickett's Charge, during which he was severely wounded.

Virginia erected a historic marker at Kemper's former home, which has now been restored by the Madison County Historical Society and other organizations, and is available for receptions and other activities. It is part of the Madison Courthouse historic district. His papers are held by the Library of Virginia.

Because Kemper (like Mahone) supported education of African-Americans, some schools for African-Americans founded during his governorship were named after him, including Kemper School No. 4 in the Arlington District of Alexandria County, Virginia.

Also, the Kemper Street Industrial Historic District in Lynchburg, Virginia straddles the former Lynchburg and Durham Railroad, construction of which began in May, 1887; the Norfolk and Southern Railroad acquired the line in 1898, which spurred that district's industrial growth.

Actor Royce D. Applegate portrayed Kemper in two films, Gettysburg (1993) and Gods and Generals (2003).

Note:
Country restrictions may apply - the lesser expansive Priority shipping may not be available to all countries.

US: 1st Class (c.4-10 days) ------------ $12.50
Canada: Priority (c.2-6 weeks) ---- $30.50
World: Priority (c.2-8 weeks) ----- $42.50

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