Friday, July 26, 2013

Cover - USA, The Civil War

With this cover, I now have all the stamps of the civil war series issued so far on cover.

The Civil War: 1861
In 2011, the U.S. Postal Service began a series commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, to pay tribute to the American experience during the tumultuous years from 1861 to 1865.
A souvenir sheet of two stamps is issued each year and will be done through 2015. For 2011, one stamp depicts the beginning of the war in April 1861 at Fort Sumter, South Carolina, while the other depicts the first major battle of the war three months later at Bull Run, near Manassas, Virginia.
Here are both the stamps on cover, another cover I received quite sometime back.

The Civil War: 1862
One stamp depicts the Battle of New Orleans, which was marked on April 24, 1862, by the heroics of Flag Officer David G. Farragut, soon to become the U.S. Navy’s first full admiral.
The other stamp depicts the Battle of Antietam, Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s invasion of the North that resulted in the bloodiest day of the war on September 17, 1862.

The Civil War: 1863
One stamp depicts the Battle of Gettysburg, the largest battle of the war, while the other depicts the Battle of Vicksburg, a complex Union campaign to gain control of the Mississippi River.

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NOTE: Please click on the images for a larger view / closer look.

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