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Family History

The Stamp Collecting Report, I'm Lloyd de Vries.

The five-year Civil War was a critical event in U-S history, and the Postal Service is
commemorating the 150th anniversary of the conflict with two stamps each year. This
year's mark the battles of Vicksburg and Gettysburg  major turning points of the war.

The stamps are being issued in special sheets of 12. On one side are ten stamps, 5 of
each. On the other are two more, plus a Matthew Brady photo of Confederate prisoners
taken at Gettysburg.

Pembroke Virginia barber Clate Dollinger spotted a poster promoting this "souvenir sheet"
in his local post office recently, and realized the three rebels were all his relatives.
That's Dollinger's great-grandfather on the far right.

They're carrying extra blankets, Dollinger says, because they knew they were heading to
a Prisoner of War camp in Delaware. And when the war ended, it took them FOUR MONTHS to
walk home.

I'm Lloyd de Vries of The Virtual Stamp Club. For more on stamps and stamp collecting,
visit virtual-stamp-club-dot-com.

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