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Postal Service to issue new Civil War stamps

On April 24, the United States Postal Service will issue two new Forever stamps for the second year of its ongoing commemoration of the Civil War. The 1862 battles of New Orleans (April 24-25) and Antietam (Sept. 17) are featured for this year. The series will continue through 2015. Read full article >>
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Battle of Antietam

History / US History : Blog Divided (4 years ago)

The Battle of Antietam was a key battle during the Civil War that took place on September 17, 1862. After the engagement, President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary announcement of the emancipation proclamation. The National P... Read Post

USPS Civil War Commemorative Stamps Show Clear Bias

History / US History : Civil War Memory (last year)

Has anyone else noticed that the stamps released thus far by the United States Postal Service reflect a clear bias?  Perhaps it should come as no surprise that an agency of the federal government would favor the United States during... Read Post

Postal Service issues Gettysburg and Vicksburg stamps

History / US History : A House Divided (last year)

The U.S. Postal Service will unveil the two Civil War commemorative stamps for 2013 tomorrow at Gettysburg and Vicksburg, the battlefields pictured on the new Forever stamp. In Gettysburg, the official introduction of the stamp will... Read Post


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