Monthly Archive: December 2011


2012 Civil War Commemorative Stamps

During the Civil War Sesquicentennial, the U.S. Postal Service is issuing two Civil War commemorative stamps each year from 2011-2015. Each stamp in the series commemorates a significant event that occurred 150 years ago...


William T. Sherman’s Christmas Gift of Savannah, Georgia

Major General William T. Sherman’s March to the Sea was near an end in mid December 1864.  After capturing Fort McAllister on the Ogeechee River below Savannah, Georgia on December 13th, there was just...


George A. Custer Quick Facts

Name Meaning George is of Greek origin meaning “farmer” Vital Stats Birthday:  December 5th, 1839 Birth Name: George Armstrong Custer Birthplace:  New Rumley, Ohio Date of Death:  June 25th, 1876 Cause:  Killed in action...