Civil War Patriotic Cover - 10th Regt Nh Volunteers - Irish Regt - Used Norfolk
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Civil War Patriotic Cover - 10th Regt Nh Volunteers - Irish Regt - Used Norfolk:
POSTALLY USED PATRIOTIC COVER FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE'S IRISH REGIMENT - THE 10th N.H. - WITH AN IRISH THEMED DESIGN - POSTALLY USED FROM A SOLDIER WHEN THE REGIMENT WAS AT NORFOLK, VA.
This Civil War patriotic cover is postally used, andhas #65 3c rose tied by blue "NORFOLK/Va." cds postmark, and with a green illustration atleft, with: "ERIN GO BRAUGH" above an illustratoin of the New Hampshire State Seal, with the U.S. Flag at left, and an Irish Flag with a harp in the center at right, and with "The Union Forever! 10th Regiment N.H. Volunteers" printed below.
Addressed to Miss Ellen M. Pingree, at Wilsons Crossing,N.H.
The 10th Regt. N.H. Vol. Infantry was one of the few New England Irish regiments to be formed. Their Colonel was Michael Thomas Donohoe, and their Lt. Col., John Coughlin, won the Medal of Honor for action at Swifts Creek, Va.,May 9, 1864. The regiment was organized at Manchester, N.H. in Sept. 1862, and served until the end of the War.
This cover was mailed on April 4, 1863,while the Regiment was at Norfolk, Virginia, where they arrived in March, 1863,andthe Regt.participated in the siege of nearby Suffolk, Va., April 12 to May 19, 1863.
There is a closed tear at the top right of the cover, into a portion of the top of the postmark, and a small closed tear at top left edge, clear of the patriotic design. Closed tear at the lower right edge into part of the address.