Post office offering commemorative postmark, cache

EAST LIVERPOOL – The East Liverpool Post Office is offering a special postmark and cache commemorating the re-enactment of The Battle of Opequon 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Trading Post at Beaver Creek State Park. The Battle of Opequon, more commonly known as the Third Battle of Winchester, was fought in Winchester, Va., on Sept. 19, 1864, during the Valley Campaigns of 1864.

The Postal Service is also continuing its commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the war with its July 30, 2014, issuance of a souvenir sheet of two stamp designs: The Petersburg Campaign and the Battle of Mobile Bay stamps. The Petersburg Campaign stamp is a reproduction of a painting, dated 1892, by J. Andre Castaigne, while The Battle of Mobile Bay stamp is a reproduction of a painting by Julian Oliver Davidson, published ca. 1886 by Louis Prang & Co.

The Petersburg Campaign and the Battle of Mobile Bay stamps, the caches and the commemorative postmark will be available at the trading post. The caches will depict a color picture of the Williams House, which burned down after a lightning strike.

Customers will also have 60 days to obtain the special postmark by mail. They may purchase new stamps at local post offices, at The Postal Store website at, or by calling 800-STAMP-24.