Dave's United States Postage Stamp Collection

1961-1965 Civil War Commemoratives

Fort Sumter: 4 Cent Light Green. This issue marks the firing of shore batteries upon a federal garrison at Fort Sumter, thus beginning the Civil War.

Battle of Shiloh: 4 Cent Peach Blossom. This issue recalls the bloody Battle of Shiloh in which both North and South sustained heavy losses.

Battle of Gettysburg: 5 Cent Gray and Blue. Remembers the see-saw battle which resulted in a Confederate defeat. At the cemetary dedication ceremonies Abraham Lincoln delivered his memorable Gettysburg Address.

Battle of the Wilderness: 5 Cent Dark Red and Black. Marks the battle at which Grant planned to decimate Lee's army. In the end Lee inflicted 18,000 Union losses to his own 10,000.

Appomattox: 5 Cent Blue and Black. Marks the end of the Civil War when General Lee surrendered at Appomattox to Gereral Ulysses S. Grant.

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