Auction #102-145105-65

Tied on small cover to Mass. with blue CDS, “Banks Division”, on May 16, 1861 Congressman Nathaniel Banks of Mass., Speaker of the House, was appointed to be a Major General of Volunteers of the Union Army, he was in charge of the Union Army Field Post Offices during the period of March and August of 1862, this cancel is extremely rare, a really choice strike, the stamp is Very Fine, a most unusual cover, (ENV 150-200)