Confederate Stamps and Covers

Even though South Carolina seceded from the Union on December 20, 1860, and the Confederate States of America (CSA) created its own post office department the following February, mail stamped with U.S. stamps traveled north and south until June of 1861. But by October of that year, the CSA began to issue its own stamps. Unlike Union stamps, which were essentially high-quality prints taken from engraved plates, the first CSA stamps were...Continue Reading