Confederate Postal Service
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin
N 37° 36.008 W 080° 32.419
17S E 540577 N 4161549
A brief outline of Civil War rebel postal services.
Waymark Code: WMZB07
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 10/11/2018
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
Views: 1

Confederate Postal Service

Rebel postal services were formed in early 1861 under John H. Reagan, with operations commencing June 1. In contested sections of western Virginia, control of the mail often changed hands as battle lines ebbed and flowed. Southern strongholds in area like Monroe County, where Maj. James Shanklin was postmaster, enjoyed more steady mail delivery during t6he entirety of the war.
Marker Number: None on sign

Marker Title: Confederate Postal Service

Marker Location: East of Rt 129

County or Independent City: Union, WV

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Archives and History, 2017

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