Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Union General George Meade Letter Concerning Civil War Mail. This handwritten letter signed by Union General George Meade is dated September 20, 1862 at Camp Sharpsburg, Maryland. This would have been just after the Battle of Antietam. With his soldiers always eager to hear news from home, this letter from Meade to the "Postmaster of Washington City" requests that the postmaster deliver the mail for "several regiments comprising the division of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps" to the 1st Army Corps mail carrier. The next year Meade would be placed in command of the entire Army of the Potomac at Gettysburg. The letter measures 4.5" x 7" and is in excellent condition.
    Accompanying the letter is as large 9" x 7" mounted photograph from Gardner's Photo Sketch Book, photo #49 depicting the "General Post Office, Army of the Potomac." The photo with its mounting measures 14" x 12". The view shows the postmaster and one other seated soldier beside the post office tent at Brandy Station, Virginia in December 1863.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2006
    1st-2nd Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 462

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

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

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    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
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 November 1 - 2 Space Exploration - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage has gone above and beyond my expectations in handling all of my transactions in a thoroughly professional manner. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone worldwide for the exemplary auction and valuation services they provide.
    Richard H.,
    Corsicana, TX
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 June 10 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $619,240