Monthly Archives: April 2012

US Postal Service releases new Civil War stamps marking 1862 battles at New Orleans, Antietam

Article courtesy of: Washingtonpost.com, Published April 25, 2012 WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service is releasing two new stamps paying tribute to the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, specifically the Battle of New Orleans and the Battle of Antietam. The … Continue reading

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150th Anniversary of Emancipation Day

Today mark’s the 150th Anniversary of the Compensated Emancipation Act, legislation signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln that released slaves in the District of Columbia – nine months before the more well-known Emancipation Proclamation was issued.  Washington, D.C. now … Continue reading

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National Park Service Launches Civil War Anniversary Website

The National Park Service has just launched a website to serve as another important platform commemorating the Civil War Sesquicentennial, and is timed to coincide with the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Shiloh. You may visit the website here: http://www.nps.gov/civilwar One … Continue reading

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