USED LETTER COVER ADDRESSED TO GUARD AT CAMP DOUGLAS POW CAMP

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Item Code: 1054-2352

White postal cover with 3 cent Washington postage stamp in upper right corner. Envelope is addressed:

DOWNSVILLE, IND. NOV. 12/62

LIEUT. J. LOGAN

CO. G 12th ILL. CAV.

PRISONER OF WAR CAMP DOUGLAS

CHICAGO ILLINOIS

Envelope was opened along the right edge. Period ink address is strong. Cover surface has light to moderate surface dirt from age and storage.

Joseph Logan was a resident of Chicago and was commissioned a 2nd lieutenant in Company G, 12th Illinois Cavalry on March 21, 1862. He was promoted 1st lieutenant on November 15, 1862 and resigned on March 22, 1863.

The 12th Illinois was sent to Martinsburg, West Virginia and during the time this letter was posted the regiment was with General Franz Sigel’s in Virginia. Lieutenant Logan must have been left behind for duty at Camp Douglas. [ad]

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