This paper envelope was found at an estate sale in Pittsburg Texas. It has a very nice etching of General Butler on the front and the union eagle on the back. The 1867 Washington 3 cent stamp is applied upside down and hand canceled. The envelope is addressed in pencil to Capt. B. Stone, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 11th ?, Army of Cumberland.
“Benjamin Franklin Butler was a major general of the Union Army, politician, lawyer, and businessman from Massachusetts. Born in New Hampshire and raised in Lowell, Massachusetts, Butler is best known as a political major general of the Union Army during the American Civil War, and for his leadership role in the impeachment of U.S. President Andrew Johnson. He was a colorful and often controversial figure on the national stage and in the Massachusetts political scene, during his one term as Governor.
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