Civil War Stamps

In the early 1960s, I was following my father’s lead and collecting stamps. I wasn’t obsessive about it, but I enjoyed the hobby for a while, particularly as the stamps were small windows onto history and geography. During the centennial of the Civil War (1961-65), the US Postal Service issued several commemorative stamps. I’ll post a few over the next couple of days as another way to begin thinking about the upcoming anniversary year.