The Civil War (1861-1865)

Civil War 2015

The Civil War (1861-1865), the most wrenching chapter in American history, claimed the lives of more than 620,000 soldiers and brought vast changes to the country. The Postal Service concludes its commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the war by issuing a souvenir sheet with two new stamp designs for 2015.

One stamp depicts the Battle of Five Forks, near Petersburg, Virginia, on April 1, 1865. The other stamp depicts Robert E. Lee’s surrender to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House on April 9.

The stamp set is now available for purchase at usps.com/stamps, the Postal Store, at 800-STAMP24 (800-782-6724) and at Post Offices nationwide or visit ebay.com/stamps to shop for a wide variety of postage stamps and collectibles.

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2 Comments

  1. grannybunny

     /  June 19, 2015

    I wish I could read the text on the selvage; it’s always so informative, especially on these Civil War issues. To me, there is not enough coverage of the selvages on new issues, just the stamps themselves. USPS does an outstanding job of designing the entire page of stamps, and the selvage and information sometimes included on the back of the sheet definitely add real beauty and value to the issue.

  2. Jonn

     /  June 19, 2015

    I collect stamp releases such as these because they offer so much historical information. I think they’re awesome, and the artwork is pretty cool too.

    I’m hoping for a Battlestar Galactica stamp sheet, either the older or the newer series. There’s so much they could do with the series and I’d certainly pick up at least a few of the sheets myself.

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