Unrecorded Confederate Broadside with Texas Postal Markings

83 [Postal History – Texas Confederate] Shelley,
Brig. Gen., 26th Brigade, T.S. Troops. Headquarters 26th Brigade, T.S.T. Austin, March
18th, 1862. Narrow 8vo broadside, with postal
markings on verso: The broadside is hand
addressed to “Capt John Jones, Enrolling Officer,
Beat No. 9, Webberville, Texas.” There is a “2c”
written by hand, and next to it, diagonally, a
printed “PAID” in black ink. The photograph
above shows the verso with postal markings; the
printed broadside is on the other side.
The 26th Brigade, known as “Texas State
Troops,” have left no record in Parrish &
Willingham’s Bibliography of Confederate Imprints; this broadside is the only known
printed source; no copies located in OCLC. Webberville (also known as “Hell’s Half Acre”) is
a village in Southeast Travis county, not far from Austin. This postal marking shows one of
the least expensive from the Confederate Military headquarters in Texas. The broadside
gives the rules for making reports of the enrollees to the military service. Rare.

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