Alexander Hamilton Stephens (February 11, 1812 – March 4, 1883) was an American politician from Georgia. He was Vice President of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War. He also served as a U.S. Representative from Georgia (both before the Civil War and after Reconstruction) and as the 50th Governor of Georgia from 1882 until his death in 1883.
Beautiful, addressed & with stamp, June 1861 Civil War Patriotic Cover "Remember Ellsworth". Col. Elllsworth, friend to the Lincoln's marched his band of Zouaves to a nearby Inn located in Alexandria which was flying a Confederate flag that could be seen from the White House. While removing the flag, Ellsworth was shot and killed by the Innkeeper. He is known as the first Officer casualty of the War. The Lincolns wept at his funeral which was held at the White House.