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    Confederate Postmaster General John H. Reagan. This appointment certificate of a postmaster is signed by Confederate Postmaster General John H. Reagan. Dated July 27, 1861, he appoints Charles Canterbury as the postmaster to Craney, Virginia in Wyoming County. The document measures 12" x 7.5" and has been slightly reduced and shows slight foxing. Included at the bottom of the certificate is a Confederate five-cents postage stamp. John H. Reagan was famous for his efficient administration of the Confederate Postal Service, which actually turned a profit. This was due in part to the fact that at the outbreak of the Civil War he recruited many of the US Postal Service employees at Washington DC who came to serve with him, many bringing their official records with them.

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    December, 2006
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