The Confederate Post Office issues its first postage stamps, bearing the likeness of Jefferson Davis

From rudimentary beginnings, Confederate Post-Master General John Henniger Reagan had been organizing postal service in the South for months before starting to sell the Confederacy's first postage stamps.  The Richmond firm of Hoyer and Ludwig had the contract and produced lithographed five cent stamps, in unperforated sheets of one hundred, bearing the likeness of C.S.A. President Jefferson Davis.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation
Mark E. Neeley, Jr., Harold Hotzer, Gabor S. Boritt, The Confederate Image: Prints of the Lost Cause (Charlotte, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1987), 8.
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Lawmaking/Litigating
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