I came across a special vintage patriotic postcard with a type of postmark I had heard about, but not seen. The postcard was hand stamped “Soldiers Mail, Capt. E.W. Hamlen, O.M.R.”. Below is a picture of both the front and back for those who havenot seen this type postmark.
The above postcard, with soldiers mail hand stamp, was sent by W.E. Conner of the 108th U.S. Engineers. W.E. writes that he arrived safe and sound (doesn’t mention where), and that everything is fine. I imagine this news was a great relief to the recipient, Miss Elsie Hankey.