Confederate flag-of-truce cover
The notation on the reverse of this envelope, “Approved J.C. Denis Pro. Mar,” was applied in Mobile. This was Jules C. Denis of the famed Louisiana Relief Committee. This letter was probably carried to that destination overland by favor of a traveler or possibly under seperate cover through the Confederate mail system. The letter was transmitted from Mobile to New Orleans as part of the regular Flag of Truce mail, as evidenced by the notation 'Examined'. The letter entered the U.S. mail on February 12, 1864, and was rated Due 4 for an unpaid incoming ship letter.