Historic Civil War usage cover addressed to Corporal Chandler M Russel Company F 16th regiment Vermont Volunteeers with forwarding adress change to Major Charles F Spaulding provost marshal Alexandria, who was officer in the Vermont 15th regiment. All names and historical information here are correct recorded facts. Cover is date cancel Aug 25 with the letters of month printed upside down. Stamp is in excellant condition with portion of adjoining stamp at top margin.The Vermont 16th regiment served a well documented historical role in the Battle of Gettysburg. Regiment was hastily called into battle from guarding railroad supply lines and engaged in a 5 day march.
Towards the end of their march troops followed the sounds of battle and came into Gettysburg at Cemetary Hill where they engaged a much needed reinforcement that helped repell the famous Picketts Charge. This all happened in early July within the 60 days prior to letter mailing cancel date.By the end of August the regiment was in the process if disbanding. Commanders of the Vt 15 regiment became Governor of VT and a congressman. The item "Historic Civil War cover Vermont 16 regiment Gettysburg" is in sale since Monday, July 30, 2007. This item is in the category "Stamps\United States\Covers\Postal History". The seller is "merchvent" and is located in Simsbury, Connecticut. This item can be shipped worldwide.