Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    A. P. Hill Autograph Envelope Unsigned. 5.5" x 2.75" (sight), postmarked September 11 [1863] from Old Point Comfort, Virginia. Less than two months after participating in the Battle of Gettysburg, the revered Confederate lieutenant general addressed this envelope to "Col. R[ichard]. C. Morgan / Columbus / Ohio." The letter was censored by Lt. George S. Lester, aide-de-camp to Gen. John S. Mason, who has written vertically in the left margin of the envelope, "Lt. Geo. S. Lester / A.D.C." In the lower left corner is written, "By flag of truce." In the upper right corner is an 1861 3¢ Washington rose stamp with grid cancellation. The original letter enclosed in the envelope was an A. P. Hill ALS from the headquarters of the 3rd Corps dated August 31, 1863. General Hill did not live to see the end of the war; seven days before General Lee surrendered his army at Appomattox Court House, a Union corporal shot and killed Hill as he rode to the front near Petersburg. This envelope exhibits soiling and browning; framed with an image of General Hill for an overall size of 15" x 28".

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2014
    3rd Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 556

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $100,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $100,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    This item cannot be shipped using standard methods. Please contact us for more information. Sales Tax information

    Important information concerning Sales Tax and Resale Certificates. Learn More

    Terms and Conditions  |  Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments |  Glossary of Terms

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 17 days left to consign to the 2020 June 5 Space Exploration Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    The pre and post sales experience was wonderful and flawless. Heritage has the best in-house operation I have ever seen and their people are not only professional but fun to work with, especially Steve C.

    As for Heritage's online system… Yes the interface is more complex than what we are used to with SAN but what is behind that interface is amazing for sellers and buyers alike. It is real time and for a real serious auction buyer there is nothing better in the auction industry, bar none.
    Ron Cipolla,
    AZ
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search