Confederate States of America Post-Office Dept. records, 1862-1865

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Confederate States of America. Post-Office Dept.
Title: Confederate States of America Post-Office Dept. records, 1862-1865
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 113
Extent: .25 linear ft. (1 box)
Abstract:Small collection of material related to the Post-Office Dept. of the Confederate States of America including correspondence, printed notices, waybills, post office warrents, and an account book.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.


Unknown, prior to 1955.


[after identification of item(s)], Confederate States of America Post-Office Dept. records, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Collection Description

Scope and Content Note

This artificially-created collection contains material related to the Confederate States of American Post-Office Dept. from 1862-1865. The collection includes correspondence, printed notices, waybills, post office warrants, and an account book of a post office in North Carolina.

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Account book, Harrington, North Carolina Post Office, 1865, 1 item
Box Folder Content
1 1 Account book of the Harrington Post Office, J.M.L. Harrington, Postmaster, Harrington, North Carolina, January 1865
Appointment bureau notice, Hillsboro County, Florida, 1863, 2 items
1 2 Notification of the vacancy in the position of postmaster of Cork, Hillsboro Co., Florida, August 22, 1863. The notice gives directions on applying for the position. Accompanying this notice is a printed letter to Mr. C. Brown naming him as the Postmaster of Cork, and giving the requirements of the position. Signed by B.N. Clements, chief of Post Office Appointments Bureau, Richmond, Va., December 18, 1863.
Confederate States Mail Line waybills, 1864-1865, 29 items
1 3 A collection of way-bills giving details of passenger transportation out of Albany and Thomasville, Georgia, November 1864-March 1865.
Confederate Treasury notes, 1864, 2 items
1 4 Printed item from the Post Office Department in Richmond to the Postmasters East of the Mississippi River regarding Confederate Treasury notes. Also a duplicate deposit note deposited July 1864 at the Post Office.
Correspondence regarding mail delivery, undated, 1 item
1 5 Draft of a letter replying to complaints received about mail delivery on the Montgomery and West Point Railroad and at the Confederate armory at Tallassee, Alabama. It states that the trouble was due to a thirty mile break in the road and the uncertain conditions of wagon delivery.
Correspondence, A.T. Howe, November 10, 1862, 1 item
1 6 Letter from Mrs. A.T. Howe, Rome Georgia to the Postmaster General. Mrs. Howe tells of how a letter containing money from her brother was lost and asks his help in finding it as she has been forced to leave her home and is destitute. A notation on the back refers the letter to the Inspector's Office.
Post Office warrants, 1862, 2 items
1 7 Post office warrants, the first issued to K.D. Ennis of Bowling Greene, Virginia for $40.88, September 23, 1862; and the second issued to G. H. Giddings for $15, 872.50, October 17, 1862. Both warrants were signed by John H. Reagan, Postmaster General.