The 1861-1865 Civil War was the most destructive event in American history. It bitterly divided the nation. Today, 150 years later, it remains one of the most fascinating and popular events, especially among collectors.
This amazing 150th anniversary set includes three remarkable items. Each is a unique tribute to the Civil War, and together they create a collection of unprecedented importance.
The 2011 Gettysburg Quarter honors Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania – the site of the Battle of Gettysburg in the Civil War on July 1-3, 1863. A famous Union victory, it was the largest battle ever fought on U.S. soil. Gettysburg was also where President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address later in 1863. The 1963 Battle of Gettysburg stamp was issued on the 100th anniversary of the battle. Also included is a genuine Civil War bullet that was recovered from a Civil War battle site. It is a genuine 150-year-old artifact from the Civil War.