Battle of Aquia Creek Comes to Life on Mint Stamp Sheet
Discover real Civil War history on this mint stamp sheet. These commemorative stamps prove that "a picture is worth a thousand words." Sheet features four face-different stamps with scenes from the 1861 Battle of Aquia Creek as well as the two major commanders of the battle. You'll see Confederate brigadier general Daniel Ruggles and Union commander James Harmon Ward on each stamp. The scenes pictured include: U.S. vessels Pawnee and Freeborn, USS Thomas Freeborn at Mathias Point, sighting a gun aboard the USS Thomas Freeborn, and attack on the sesseion batteries. I was impressed by how much history is pictured in these miniature masterpieces – they bring the past to life!