Postal Covers / Cards

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Chaplain Samuel Eaton postal cover

Postal cover addressed to Chaplain Samuel W. Eaton, 7th Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers. Mailed 30 October 1863 from Lancaster, Wisconsin. The original “1863” of the postmark isn’t visible but the postage rate dates it between July-October 1863 (author’s collection).

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Chaplain of the Fleet 1913

New Year’s postcard mailed to then Chaplain of the Fleet (equivalent to the U.S. Navy Chief of Chaplains) Hugh Wood, dated 1 Jan 1913. Originally addressed to location of the Navy Admiralty in Whitehall but corrected to location of the Chaplain of the Fleet’s office at the Greenwich Hospital, Royal Naval College, Greenwich (author’s collection).

Chaplain of the Fleet 1913

Reverse of New Year’s postcard mailed to then Chaplain of the Fleet, Hugh Wood, dated 1 Jan 1913, showing personal note, “For auld lang syne -FPL” (author’s collection).

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Chaplain POW Postcard

Address side of a postcard sent from a British chaplain in a German POW Camp to a friend in England, dated 7 November 1942 (author’s collection).

British Postcard POW

Reverse side of a postcard sent from a British chaplain in a German POW Camp to a friend in England, dated 7 November 1942 (author’s collection).

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Chaplain Karl Scheufler

An interesting postal cover with artwork by Chaplain Karl Scheufler, also signed by him. (Author’s collection)

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scheufler-cover

Postal cover drawn by WW2 Army chaplain Karl Scheufler.

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Chaplain Scheufler postal cover

Another interesting postal cover drawn by Chaplain Scheufler. This one looks like a Coat of Arms of sorts, perhaps it details his progression through the war. The 1st of the five books was a famous Italian novel. The image on the top left has elements of the unit insignia for the 355th AAA Bn, for which Chaplain Scheufler was the BN chaplain. The item making the heart is a WW2 chaplain’s stole (courtesy Doug Sandquist).

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Chaplain Kelly

An interesting postal cover signed by Major General Orris E. Kelly, US Army Chief of Chaplains, 1976. Chaplain Kelly was the Chief from 1975-1979. (Authors collection)

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Postal Cover Emil Kapaun

Postal Cover featuring Chaplain Emil Kapaun, dated 9 June 2015 in Topeka, Kansas, 75 years after his ordination which took place not far from there in Wichita, KS (author’s collection).

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Chaplain Cappodanno postal cover

Interesting postal cover highlighting the ministry of Chaplain Vincent Capodanno, U.S. Navy Chaplain and Medal of Honor recipient, postmarked 8 Aug 2015 in Rio Rancho, NM (author’s collection).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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