Cuba 1899 - Sc 223 - (EDIFIL US Admin. 25)
The 2½c surcharge on 2c red stamp on an illustrated Military Mail cover from F. N. Matthews, Captain, Com'dg Co. E, 2nd LA. Vol. Inf.
Cover is addressed to New Orleans, LA., USA, and signed at top by Capt. Matthews. Stamp placed at the upper left corner of the envelope and cancelled with a partial strike of a MILITARY STA. No. 10 - Mar. 12, (18)99 - HAVANA - CUBA - N.Y.P.O. duplex cds. The same duplex cds also applied at the upper right corner of the envelope. Backstamped with incomplete but identifiable New Orleans cds. The envelope has been slightly repaired at the top margin and at the back flap.