1861 Col. Max Friedman Cameroon Dragoons Patriotic Cover

December 12, 1928

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1861 Col. Max Friedman Cameroon Dragoons Patriotic Cover
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      The Sixty-Fifth Regiment – Fifth Cavalry, made up of twelve companies, was one in which Jews were largely represented. Its 1,200 men were recruited by a German-born Jew, Colonel Max Friedman, with ten companies coming from Philadelphia, and two from Pittsburgh. Although Friedman relinquished command comparatively early – he was severely wounded at the Battle of Vienna - his “Cameron Dragoons” continued in the service of the government until August 1865. Said Brigadier-General and Brevet Major-General August V. Kautz, “It would give me great pleasure to meet the survivors of the Fifth Pennsylvania Cavalry, a Regiment that performed its full share of the arduous duties assigned to the Cavalry Division of the Army of the James, which made a record of which every member may well be proud.”

      Patriotic Cover, depicting Colonel Max Friedman and entitled, “Head Quarters Cameron Dragoons”, printed in 1861 by S.C. Upham, 310 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. Used as a First Day Cover for the “International Civil Aeronautics Conference", replete with 2 Cent “International Civil Aeronautics Conference" commemorative stamp and First Day of Issue cancellation; Washington DC, December 12, 1928. To Benjamin Sonnenstein, 1822 Ridge Avenue. Phila. Pa.
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      WASHINGTON,D.C. 11
      DEC. 12



      Head-Quarters Cameron Dragoons.



      DEC. 12-14, 1928

      U.S. POSTAGE



      DECEMBER 12,12,12,1928.

      2 CENTS 2 

      Day of Issue

      Col. Max Friedman.

      Benjamin Sonnenstein
      1822 Ridge Ave. Phila. Pa.

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      Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1861, by S. C. Upham, 310 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Eastern District of Penna.  


      Dec 12  

      1230 PM

      STA. J